Pozharevo Island

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2005

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis VU winter 1997 100-200 individuals A1, C1
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 1997 100-500 individuals B1i, C3
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1997 50-150 breeding pairs B2, C6
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 1996 5-50 breeding pairs C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC breeding 1996 20 breeding pairs C6
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 1997 20-40 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC breeding 1996 10-30 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1997 500-1,200 individuals B1i, C3

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)
Saya Kulak Zashtitena Mestnost 2 protected area contained by site 0
Pozharevo - Garvan Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,305 protected area contains site 976
Ostrov Pozharevo Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 976 is identical to site 976
Ostrov Pozharevo Zashtitena Mestnost 71 protected area contained by site 0
Maluk Pozarevo Protected Landscape 71 protected area contained by site 71


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pozharevo Island. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.