Parízske marshes

Country/territory: Slovakia

IBA Criteria met: C3, C6 (2004)
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Area: 590 ha

Protection status:

Slovak Ornithological Society / BirdLife Slovakia

Site description
This 4-km-long and up to 1-km-wide wetland is situated in an intensively farmed landscape lying upon alluvium from the Paríž stream. The IBA is almost entirely covered by extensive beds of Phragmites, Typha and Carex and there are only a few areas of open water. Nature conservation, research and, in the last few years, selective cutting and harvesting of reeds Phragmites (`Other' land-use) are the only land-uses.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding wetland species; holds key Slovakian populations of Porzana parva and Acrocephalus melanopogon.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parízske marshes. Downloaded from on 12/08/2020.