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Location Serbia
Central coordinates 20o 3.00' East  43o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3
Area 43,966 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2009

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (Affiliate)

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus breeding  2004-2008  7-12 breeding pairs  B3  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004-2008  40-60 breeding pairs  A1  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo resident  2004-2008  7-12 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis breeding  2004-2008  15-25 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 high not assessed low

Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pestersko polje Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 3,455 protected area contained by site 3,455  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Pester. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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