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Location Poland, lubelskie
Central coordinates 23o 10.00' East  51o 25.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C6
Area 17,560 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  2009  20-25 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  2006  2,000 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  2006-2009  100-150 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Jeziora Usciwierskie - PLH060009 Habitats Directive 2,066 protected area overlaps with site 1,834  
Ostoja Poleska - PLH060013 Habitats Directive 10,159 protected area overlaps with site 7,684  
Polesie - PLB060019 Birds Directive 18,031 is identical to site 17,560  
Poleski National Park Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 9,762 protected area overlaps with site 5,586  
Poleski PN National Park 9,762 protected area overlaps with site 5,586  
Wrzosowisko w Orzechowie - PLH060098 Habitats Directive 19 protected area contained by site 19  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   34%
Grassland   28%
Artificial - terrestrial   24%
Wetlands (inland)   13%
Other   1%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Polesie. Downloaded from on 25/04/2015

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