|Central coordinates||17o 18.00' East 46o 13.00' North|
|IBA criteria||C1, C6|
|Altitude||108 - 170m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2002|
Ornithological information The IBA holds significant numbers of breeding Ciconia nigra, Aythya nyroca and Haliaeetus albicilla. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (breeding).
Site description A forested landscape situated between the River Dráva and Marcali, and interspersed with smaller blocks of a variety of habitats, including an old fish-pond system, orchards, and wooded pasture. Human activities include arable farming and angling. This area includes one site from the previous international IBA inventory (Grimmett and Jones 1989): `Barcs' (former site HU010).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca||breeding||2001||50-70 breeding pairs||unknown||C1, C6||Near Threatened|
|Black Stork Ciconia nigra||breeding||2001||8-16 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Black Kite Milvus migrans||breeding||2001||8 breeding pairs||unknown||C6||Least Concern|
|White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla||breeding||2001||13 breeding pairs||unknown||C1, C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Baláta-tó||Nature Conservation Area||99||protected area contained by site||174|
|Belsõ-Somogy - HUDD10008||Birds Directive||33,328||protected area overlaps with site||21,982|
|Boronka - Melléki||Landscape Protected Area||8,232||protected area contained by site||7,833|
|Boronka-melléke - HUDD20044||Habitats Directive||11,491||protected area contained by site||11,491|
|Csokonyavisontai fás legelõ - HUDD20053||Habitats Directive||497||protected area contained by site||497|
|Csokonyavisontai fás legelo||Nature Conservation Area||441||protected area contained by site||424|
|Duna - Dráva||National Park||49,473||protected area overlaps with site||16,090|
|Jánosházi-erdõ és Égett-berek - HUDD20014||Habitats Directive||619||protected area overlaps with site||196|
|Kisbajomi erdõk - HUDD20015||Habitats Directive||1,300||protected area overlaps with site||995|
|Rinyaszentkirályi erdo||Nature Conservation Area||63||protected area contained by site||83|
|Rinyaszentkirályi-erdõ - HUDD20060||Habitats Directive||507||protected area contained by site||507|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland||35%|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||5%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||10%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves||50%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||5%|
Management considerations The main threats are posed by intensified forest management, severe drought leading to the drying out of wetlands, and the potential damming of the River Dráva in Croatia. A management plan is being prepared for Duna-Dráva National Park, and wetland restoration work has begun in Barcs LPA (now part of the National Park). Fish-ponds are managed according to the requirements of Aythya nyroca, Ciconia nigra and Haliaeetus albicilla.
Protection status National Partial International None174 ha of IBA covered by Nature Conservation Area (Balata-to, 174 ha). 7,833 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Boronka melléki, 7,833 ha). 424 ha of IBA covered by Nature Conservation Area (Csokonyavisontai fás legelõ, 424 ha). 83 ha of IBA covered by Nature Conservation Area (Rinyaszentkirályi erdo, 83 ha). 16,090 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Duna-Dráva, 49,479 ha).
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