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Location Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central coordinates 17o 27.00' East  45o 6.00' North
IBA criteria A1
Area 3,500 ha
Altitude 85 - 95m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description Fish-ponds (with islands and reedbeds), marshes, grazing-meadows, and remnant alluvial forest along the River Sava.

Key Biodiversity The globally threatened Aythya nyroca and Crex crex breed at the site. Other breeding species include Ixobrychus minutus, Nycticorax nycticorax, Ardeola ralloides, Egretta garzetta, Ardea purpurea, Plegadis falcinellus, Platalea leucorodia, Sterna hirundo (30+ pairs), and Chlidonias hybridus (40+ pairs). Ciconia ciconia and the globally near-threatened Haliaeetus albicilla feed, and possibly breed, at the site. The area is also very important for passage migrants.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  present  A1  Near Threatened 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  present  A1  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 high very unfavourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Wetlands (inland)   7441 2000 27 very poor (< 40%) very unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bardaca-mocvarni kompleks (Bardaca Wetlands) Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 3,500 is identical to site 3,500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  -
Grassland   -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -

Protection status National Partial International NoneIBA covered by Ornithological Reserve.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Bardaca. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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