Country/territory: Slovakia

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2004)
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Area: 9,235 ha

Slovak Ornithological Society / BirdLife Slovakia

Site summary
The area is a well-preserved floodplain of the Ipeľ River with riverbank vegetation, irregularly flooded wet meadows and wetlands. This site is connected to a similar area in Hungary. Orchards and vineyards, as well as thermophilic meadows and localized areas of sand-based vegetation complement the fields, which are cultivated using traditional agricultural techniques. The area is used mainly for agricultural, hunting and fishing purposes. Sheep and cattle grazing is marginal. Poiplie wetlands are important nesting sites wetlands bird species. It is one of the five most important nesting sites for White Stork, Marsh Harrier, Lit­tle Bittern, Little Crake, and Spotted Crake in Slovakia. Open agricultural land provides suitable conditions for nesting steppe bird species. The area is also an importantfly-way for migrating water birds. Main thre­ats to the birds include intensive agriculture and wetland loss. The site is proposed as an SPA.

Spoluautori: Anton Kristín.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Poiplie. Downloaded from on 01/07/2022.