Ulcinj saltpans This is an IBA in Danger! 

Country/territory: Montenegro

IBA criteria met: A1, A4, B1a, B1b, B2a, B3a, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2023)
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Area: 1,477 ha

Centre for Protection and Research of Birds of Montenegro - CZIP
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2019 not assessed very high low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
An area of salt-pans (with fresh water in winter and spring; saline in summer and autumn), largely without vegetation, bordered by agricultural land. Human activities include salt-extraction. The site lies close to Lake Sasko (site 039) and is a transboundary IBA with `Velipoja' in Albania (site AL013).

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding and feeding waders, several of which are species of European conservation concern. In summer 1988, 15,000 waders (Charadrii) were counted.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ulcinj saltpans. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.