|Central coordinates||19o 10.00' East 45o 0.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B1i, B2, B3|
|Altitude||79 - 85m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information This is an important site for forest-nesting species.
Site description An area of lowland adjacent to the Croatian border in western Srem (Vojvodina), supporting vast forests of oak Quercus, with ash Fraxinus, poplar Populus, willow Salix, elm Ulmus, hornbeam Carpinus and maple Acer. Numerous depressions with swamp vegetation occur along with riverine forests along the Sava and Bosut rivers. Human activities primarily consist of intensive forestry and game hunting.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Black Stork Ciconia nigra||breeding||1995||10-15 breeding pairs||medium||B2||Least Concern|
|Black Stork Ciconia nigra||passage||-||100-200 individuals||-||B1i||Least Concern|
|White Stork Ciconia ciconia||breeding||1994||20-30 breeding pairs||good||B2||Least Concern|
|White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla||resident||1994||4-5 breeding pairs||good||A1||Least Concern|
|Tawny Owl Strix aluco||resident||1993||common [units unknown]||-||B3||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Majzecova basta||Nature Reserve||27||protected area contained by site||27|
|Radenovci||Strict Nature Reserve||87||protected area contained by site||87|
|Stara Vraticna||Strict Nature Reserve||11||protected area contained by site||11|
|Varos||Nature Reserve||39||protected area contained by site||39|
|Vinicna||Nature Reserve||58||protected area contained by site||58|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland||80%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||10%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens||10%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||-|
Management considerations The main threats are disturbance, logging of old-growth forest and gradual drainage of wetland areas.
Protection status National Low International None27 ha of IBA covered by Strict Nature Reserve (Majzecova Basta, 27 ha). 87 ha of IBA covered by Strict Nature Reserve (Radenovci, 87 ha). 11 ha of IBA covered by Strict Nature Reserve (Stara Vraticna, 11 ha). 39 ha of IBA covered by Strict Nature Reserve (Varos, 39 ha). 58 ha of IBA covered by Strict Nature Reserve (Vinicna, 58 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bosutska forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/05/2013
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