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Location Czech Republic, Usti nad Labem Region
Central coordinates 13o 44.00' East  50o 21.00' North
IBA criteria C3, C4
Area 1,192 ha
Altitude 270 - 274m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology

Site description The ornithological importance of the Nechranice water reservoir is defined by its size, its proximity to large areas that can serve as pastures for the geese, and also by the fact that it is situated right on the migration route of waterbirds from Northern Europe at the edge of the Krusné hory mountains and the atec plateau. The importance of the locality as a migration stopover and wintering site has been increasing ever since 1980 when census work in the area began

Key Biodiversity The locality is the important wintering site and the important passage site for water birds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis winter  1997-2002  10,000-20,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1997  20,000 individuals  C4   

IBA Monitoring

2010 low very unfavourable low
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Anser fabalis Bean Goose 15000 2400 individuals 16 very unfavourable
Species group - waterbirds A4iii 20000 6600 individuals 33 very unfavourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Nechranice water reservoir Temporary Protected Area 5 protected area contained by site 0  
Zelinsky meandr Natural Monument 174 protected area overlaps with site 6  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland)   100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management major
tourism/recreation minor

Protection status This IBA includes one small-scale protected area and a temporarily protected area between the 15th of July and the end of October. Locality is coverd by SPA.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Nechranice water reservoir. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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