IT072
Valli di Comacchio and Bonifica del Mezzano


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC breeding 1999 46 breeding pairs C2, C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1995 455-730 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1995 100-300 breeding pairs C2, C6
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC breeding 2000 25 breeding pairs C6
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC breeding 1997-1999 26-72 breeding pairs C2, C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC resident 1997-1999 343-893 breeding pairs C2, C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1995 178-1,773 breeding pairs C2, C6
Sterna nilotica NR breeding 1997-1999 40-100 breeding pairs C6
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC breeding 1997-1999 22-427 breeding pairs C6
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon LC resident 1996 10-20 breeding pairs C6
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana LC breeding 1996 50-100 breeding pairs C6

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vene di Bellocchio, Sacca di Bellocchio, Foce del Fiume Reno, Pineta di Bellocchio Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,953 protected area overlaps with site 2,112
Valli residue del comprensorio di Comacchio Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 13,500 protected area contained by site 13,500
Valli di Comacchio Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 314 protected area overlaps with site 13,829
Valle del Mezzano Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,244 protected area overlaps with site 17,883
Sacca di Belócchio Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 223 protected area contained by site 223
Sacca di Bellocchio (III) Nature Reserve 38 protected area contained by site 38
Sacca di Bellocchio (II) Nature Reserve 83 protected area contained by site 83
Sacca di Bellocchio (I) Nature Reserve 163 protected area contained by site 163
Riserva naturale Foce Fiume Reno State Nature Reserve 45 protected area contained by site 45
Riserva naturale Destra foce Fiume Reno State Nature Reserve 40 protected area contained by site 48
Delta del Po Regional Nature Park 59,118 protected area overlaps with site 13,500

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Urban parks and gardens -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
military -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valli di Comacchio and Bonifica del Mezzano. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/03/2020.