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Location Romania, Muntenia
Central coordinates 28o 6.16' East  45o 31.08' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 14,560 ha
Altitude 4 - 86m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons winter  1990-2006  8,000-18,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis winter  1990-2006  400-800 individuals  good  C1  Endangered 
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus passage  1990-2006  280-320 individuals  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus breeding  1990-2006  10-15 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  1990-2006  200-320 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida passage  1990-2006  1,500-3,000 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  1990-2006  35-50 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds winter  1990-2006  20,000-26,000 individuals  good  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lunca JoasÄ Habitats Directive 5,656 protected area overlaps with site 694  
Lunca Prutului - VlÄ Birds Directive 7,652 protected area overlaps with site 2,728  

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