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Location Serbia, Voivodina-Srem
Central coordinates 20o 1.00' East  44o 43.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 29,913 ha
Altitude 71 - 82m
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (Affiliate)

Site description A vast area of wet forest stretching along the River Sava in southern Srem (Vojvodina). The site is a complex of forest (willow Salix and poplar Populus and oak Quercus), stagnant tributaries, marshes and wet meadows. Human activities include cattle-grazing.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding waterbirds and forest-nesting species. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (1-2 pairs) and Aquila clanga.

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Obedska bara Nature Reserve 9,820 protected area contained by site 9,820  
Obedska Bara Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 17,501 protected area contained by site 17,501  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  60%
Grassland   -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  25%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 30%
forestry 70%
hunting 80%
nature conservation and research 50%
tourism/recreation 10%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
water management 10%

Protection status National Partial International Partial7,500 ha of IBA covered by Special Nature Reserve (Obedska Bara, 9,820 ha). 15,100 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Obedska Bara, 17,501 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Obedska bara. Downloaded from on 23/11/2014

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