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Location Serbia, Voivodina-Banat
Central coordinates 20o 18.63' East  45o 56.45' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 20,522 ha
Altitude 76 - 88m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia breeding  1997  30-40 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1997  20-30 breeding pairs  good  B2  Near Threatened 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1997  10-12 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Vulnerable 
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor breeding  1997  10-15 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 

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 980  


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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pašnjaci Velike Droplje. Downloaded from on 23/09/2014

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