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Location Slovakia, Nitra
Central coordinates 18o 28.20' East  47o 52.32' North
IBA criteria C3, C6
Area 590 ha
Altitude 125 - 172m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Slovak Ornithological Society / BirdLife Slovakia

Site description This 4-km-long and up to 1-km-wide wetland is situated in an intensively farmed landscape lying upon alluvium from the Paríž stream. The IBA is almost entirely covered by extensive beds of Phragmites, Typha and Carex and there are only a few areas of open water. Nature conservation, research and, in the last few years, selective cutting and harvesting of reeds Phragmites (`Other' land-use) are the only land-uses.

Key Biodiversity An important site for breeding wetland species; holds key Slovakian populations of Porzana parva and Acrocephalus melanopogon.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser winter  1995-2003  1,600 individuals  C3  Least Concern 
Little Crake Zapornia parva breeding  1995-2003  10-35 males only  C6  Least Concern 
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon breeding  1995-2003  8-28 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Al Protected Site / Private Protected Site 103 protected area overlaps with site 98  
Parizske mociare National Nature Reserve 184 protected area contained by site 184  
Parízské mociare (Pariz marshes) Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 184 protected area contained by site 184  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%
other 20%

Protection status National High International HighThe IBA partially or wholly overlaps with the following national designated areas. National Nature Reserve: Parížske moèiare. 184 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Parížske moèiare (Parížske marshes), 184 ha).

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

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