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Location Poland, slaskie
Central coordinates 18o 50.00' East  49o 53.00' North
IBA criteria C4, C6
Area 24,490 ha
Altitude
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
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  2000-2008  9-17 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax breeding  2000-2008  137 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea breeding  2004-2008  5 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  2000-2008  95-380 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida breeding  2004-2008  145-460 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Tern Chlidonias niger breeding  2003-2008  25-70 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  2005-2008  20,000-40,000 individuals  good  C4   

IBA Monitoring

2010 very high favourable low
Population
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - small-holder plantations happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species direct mortality of trigger species - hunting and trapping happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species direct mortality of trigger species - persecution/control happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution domestic and urban waste water happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Ixobrychus minutus 17 18 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cieszynskie Zródta Tufowe - PLH240001 Habitats Directive 267 protected area overlaps with site 28  
Dolina Górnej Wisty - PLB240001 Birds Directive 24,740 protected area contains site 24,490  
Piersciec - PLH240022 Habitats Directive 1,702 protected area contained by site 1,702  
Zbiornik Goczatkowicki - Ujscie Wisty i Bajerki - PLH240039 Habitats Directive 1,650 protected area overlaps with site 1,569  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Vistula River Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/11/2014

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