An island located between kilometres 424-423 in the River Danube, covered by seasonally flooded forest of Salix and Populus. There are sandbars near the banks. Human activities include hunting during the winter.
The island is important for its breeding colonies of Phalacrocorax pygmeus, Nycticorax nycticorax and Ardeola ralloides, and for the large numbers of some wintering waterbirds, notably of the globally threatened Pelecanus crispus and Branta ruficollis. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Platalea leucorodia (1-2 pairs).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main problem is disturbance of nesting birds by bird- ringers.
National Partial International None71 ha of IBA covered by Protected Landscape (Maluk Pozarevo, 71 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pozharevo Island. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 25/09/2022.