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Location Hungary, Tolna
Central coordinates 18o 23.00' East  46o 35.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 936 ha
Altitude 95 - 198m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description A system of fish-ponds and adjacent marshes in the valley of the River Koppány, 10 km to the south-east of the town of Tamási. The fish-ponds are overgrown with beds of Phragmites and Typha, whilst the adjacent marshlands are dominated by sedge Carex. Human activities include cattle-grazing and reed-harvesting (`Other' land-use, below).

Key Biodiversity An important breeding site for herons (Ardeidae) and other waterbirds, and a feeding area for raptors. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla, Crex crex (no data).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1997-2000  50-60 breeding pairs  C1, C6  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pacsmag Fishponds Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 485 protected area contained by site 485  
Pacsmagi - Tavak Nature Conservation Area 487 protected area contains site 487  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  20%
Grassland Humid grasslands  15%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  60%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 25%
fisheries/aquaculture 20%
hunting 80%
not utilised 30%
other 5%

Protection status National High International High487 ha of IBA covered by Nature Conservation Area (Pacsmagi-tavak, 487 ha). 485 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Pacsmag fish-ponds, 485 ha).

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

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