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Orbetello lagoon and Burano lake


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT winter 1995 4-19 individuals A1, C1
Phoenicopterus ruber NR winter 1994-1998 616-2,500 individuals B1i, C2
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1995 203 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC breeding 1995 216 breeding pairs C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1995 40-87 individuals B2
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris CR passage 1980 3 individuals A1, C1
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC winter 1995 57-96 individuals C2

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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Riserva naturale Lago di Burano Riserva Naturale Statale 360 protected area contained by site 360
Riserva naturale Duna Feniglia Riserva Naturale Statale 474 protected area contained by site 474
Laguna di ponente di Orbetello State Nature Reserve 887 protected area contained by site 887
Laguna di Ponente di Orbetello Nature Reserve 950 protected area contained by site 950
Laguna di Orbetello Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 887 protected area contained by site 887
Lago di Burano Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 410 protected area contained by site 410
Lago di Burano Nature Reserve 410 protected area contained by site 410

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Forestry plantations, Other urban and industrial areas -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Orbetello lagoon and Burano lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.