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Location Hungary, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg
Central coordinates 22o 40.00' East  48o 0.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 52,755 ha
Altitude 97 - 212m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description A low-lying flood-plain of the Tisza, Szamos and Túr rivers, situated between Vásárosnamény and the border with Ukraine.

Key Biodiversity An important site for breeding waterbirds, raptors and forest birds. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (10-15 pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1997-2000  100-180 breeding pairs  C1, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Szatmár-Beregi Landscape Protection Area 22,407 protected area contained by site 22,246  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland  20%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  35%
Wetlands (inland)   10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  35%

Land use

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

Protection status National Partial International None22,246 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Szatmar-Beregi, 22,246 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Szatmár-Bereg. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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