Patoku lagoon

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
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1996 87-1,034 individuals A4i, B1i
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris CR passage 1992 5 individuals A1

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)
Patok-Fushe-Kuqe Rezerve Natyrore e Menaxhuar 5,001 protected area overlaps with site 1,211
Kune-Vain-Tale Rezerve Natyrore e Menaxhuar 4,393 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ishulli i Cabakut Nature Monument (Category III IUCN) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Patoku lagoon. Downloaded from on 09/08/2022.