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Location Poland, lódzkie,slaskie,swietokrzyskie
Central coordinates 19o 55.00' East  50o 49.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 110,755 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
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus breeding  2003-2009  3 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2002-2009  13-20 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris breeding  2004-2009  42-48 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  2002-2009  70-90 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla breeding  2000-2009  5-7 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004-2008  170-200 males only  poor  C1  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa breeding  2004-2009  17-22 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

2009 very high favourable low
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now 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 majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Cygnus cygnus Whooper Swan 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Ciconia nigra Black Stork 20 20 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Botaurus stellaris Eurasian Bittern 48 48 males only 100 favourable
Haliaeetus albicilla White-tailed Sea-eagle 7 7 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Circus aeruginosus Western Marsh-harrier 90 90 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wloszczowa Basin. Downloaded from on 25/11/2014

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