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Location Hungary, Somogy
Central coordinates 17o 18.00' East  46o 13.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 35,627 ha
Altitude 108 - 170m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

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).

Key Biodiversity 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).

Populations of IBA trigger species

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 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  2001  13 breeding pairs  unknown  C1, C6  Least Concern 
Milvus migrans breeding  2001  8 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Baláta-tó Nature Conservation Area 99 protected area contained by site 174  
Boronka - Melléki Landscape Protected Area 8,232 protected area contained by site 7,833  
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  
Rinyaszentkirályi erdo Nature Conservation Area 63 protected area contained by site 83  


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 - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  50%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 45%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%
forestry 40%
hunting 20%
nature conservation and research 5%
tourism/recreation 5%
water management 5%

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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Inner Somogy. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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