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Location Serbia, Voivodina-Banat
Central coordinates 20o 18.63' East  45o 56.45' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2
Area 20,522 ha
Altitude 76 - 88m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (Affiliate)

Site description The IBA covers an uninhabited area of loess terrace and alluvial plain in northern Banat, between Mokrin, Jazovo, Sajan and Crna Bara. Extensive steppic habitats are bordered by meadows and pasture, and contain a mosaic of relict Pannonian plant communities. Limited human activities include grazing and mowing of meadows.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding species of open grassland. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (5-10 breeding pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  2000-2008  min 2,000 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  2002-2008  40-70 breeding pairs  B1i, B2  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba passage  2000-2008  min 500 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus passage  2000-2008  min 130 individuals  A1  Near Threatened 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  2002-2008  15-25 breeding pairs  A1  Near Threatened 
Great Bustard Otis tarda winter  2000-2008  min 30 individuals  A1  Vulnerable 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  2000-2008  min 1,000 individuals  B1i  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2000-2008  min 5,000 individuals  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 very high not assessed low

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather temperature extremes happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Some of site covered (10-49%)  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
[Pasture of Great Bustard] Special Nature Reserve 980 protected area contained by site 979  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  50%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  20%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  30%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 60%
fisheries/aquaculture 10%
hunting 60%
nature conservation and research 25%
not utilised 5%

Protection status National Partial International None980 ha of IBA covered by Special Nature Reserve (Otis tarda pasture, 980 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Pašnjaci Velike Droplje. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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