Mehedinti fish-ponds-Gruia

Country/territory: Romania

IBA Criteria met: B2 (2000)
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Area: 200 ha

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description
The fish-farm consists of one large and six small fish-ponds with shallow water, situated in a previously natural wetland. Aquatic vegetation is generally poorly-developed although in the largest pond there are abundant submerged plants.

Key biodiversity
The site is of importance chiefly for passage waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (passage).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mehedinti fish-ponds-Gruia. Downloaded from on 09/02/2023.