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Location Hungary, Bács-Kiskun,Tolna
Central coordinates 18o 45.00' East  46o 7.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C3, C6
Area 17,839 ha
Altitude 78 - 97m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description A large stretch of the Danube flood-plain, north of the town of Baja. The IBA covers a complex of habitats, including backwaters, marshes, meadows and both softwood and hardwood flood-plain forest, although approximately half of the forested area consists of plantations of non-native poplar Populus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  2001  8,000-10,000 individuals  unknown  C3  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2001  2,000-4,000 individuals  unknown  C3  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2001  30-35 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  2001  4 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Endangered 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  2001  20-25 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  2001  7-8 breeding pairs  unknown  C1, C6  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla winter  2001  27-30 individuals  unknown  C1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Béda-Karapancsa - HUDD20045 Habitats Directive 10,798 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Duna - Dráva National Park 49,473 protected area overlaps with site 17,779  
Gemenc Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 16,873 protected area contained by site 16,873  
Gemenc - HUDD10003 Birds Directive 19,641 protected area contains site 17,839  
Gemenc - HUDD20032 Habitats Directive 20,704 protected area contains site 17,839  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  40%
Grassland Humid grasslands  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  40%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
fisheries/aquaculture 10%
forestry 80%
hunting 90%
nature conservation and research 100%
tourism/recreation 15%
water management 15%

Protection status National High International High17,779 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Duna-Dráva, 49,479 ha). 16,873 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Gemenc, 16,873 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gemenc. Downloaded from on 31/10/2014

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