Parches-Somova wetland

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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus LC winter 1993 60-120 individuals B3
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU winter 1996 1,000 individuals A1, A4i, B1i
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons LC winter 1996 2,000 individuals B1i
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC breeding 1999 80 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 1993 1,400 breeding pairs A4i, B1i
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1999 300 breeding pairs B1i, B2

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 442,000 protected area contains site 3,100
Danube Delta Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 647,000 protected area contains site 3,100


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parches-Somova wetland. Downloaded from on 05/10/2022.