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Middle Vistula River Valley This is an IBA in danger! 


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2006-2009 40-70 males C1
Ixobrychus minutus NR breeding 2006-2009 5-15 breeding pairs C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding 2007-2009 10-15 breeding pairs C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 2007-2009 420-540 breeding pairs C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2007-2009 1,400-1,700 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 very high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - small-holder plantations likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather drought likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather temperature extremes likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution industrial & military effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors flight paths likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity not assessed
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zakole Zakroczymskie Nature Reserve 528 protected area contained by site 528
Wyspy Zawadowskie Nature Reserve 530 protected area contained by site 530
Wyspy Zakrzewsie Nature Reserve 310 protected area contained by site 310
Wyspy S/widerskie Nature Reserve 572 protected area contained by site 572
Wyspy Biaóobrzeskie Nature Reserve 140 protected area contained by site 140
Wikliny Wis/lane Nature Reserve 340 protected area contained by site 340
Unknown Protected Landscape Area 220,000 protected area contains site 19,000
Ruska Kêpa Nature Reserve 15 protected area contained by site 15
Puszcza Kampinoska Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 194,627 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ostoja Kozienicka Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 83,780 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lawice Troszynskie Nature Reserve 114 protected area contained by site 114
Lachy Brzeskie Nature Reserve 476 protected area contained by site 476
L/awice Kiel/pin/skie Nature Reserve 803 protected area contained by site 803
Kêpa Wykowska Nature Reserve 248 protected area contained by site 248
Kepa Rakowska Nature Reserve 120 protected area contained by site 120
Kepa Antoninska Nature Reserve 475 protected area contained by site 475
Ke/py Kazun/skie Nature Reserve 544 protected area contained by site 544
Kampinoska Dolina Wisly Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 20,659 protected area overlaps with site 12,089
Dolina Srodkowej Wisly Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,916 protected area overlaps with site 25,238
Dolina Pilicy Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,059 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Dolina Dolnej Pilicy Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 31,822 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Ruderal land -
Other -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
other -
urban/industrial/transport -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Middle Vistula River Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2020.