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Location Serbia, Voivodina-Banat
Central coordinates 20o 13.00' East  45o 37.00' North
IBA criteria B1iv, B2, B3
Area 2,660 ha
Altitude 75 - 86m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (Affiliate)

Site description An alluvial plain situated east of Novi Becej, containing seasonal bodies of salt water. One of the larger lakes, Slano kopovo, supports vegetation characterized by salt-tolerant succulents (for example, Salicornia, Salsola and Suaeda). It varies from 30 ha to 100 ha in size, depending on underground water-levels. Arable land, pasture and meadows surround the depressions. Human activities include cattle-grazing.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta breeding  1997  15-20 breeding pairs  good  B3  Least Concern 
Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  1997  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  30%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  60%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 60%
hunting 90%
tourism/recreation 20%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Slano kopovo. Downloaded from on 16/09/2014

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