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Location Romania, Galati,Vaslui
Central coordinates 28o 4.30' East  46o 4.62' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C3, C4, C6
Area 9,187 ha
Altitude 9 - 228m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description An area of wetland with numerous pools and fish-ponds close to the River Prut. Aquatic vegetation is well developed and includes reedbeds (Phragmites); there are also areas of Salix and Populus.

Key Biodiversity This is an important breeding, wintering and stop-over site for waterbirds. Seventy-four species have been recorded. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (2-20 non-breeding birds).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Greylag Goose Anser anser passage  1990-2006  5,000-7,000 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Mute Swan Cygnus olor passage  1990-2006  450-800 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1990-2006  24-30 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia passage  1990-2006  4,000-6,000 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus breeding  1990-2006  50-70 breeding pairs  good  C2, C6  Least Concern 
Great White Egret Ardea alba breeding  1990-2006  40-50 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa passage  1990-2006  2,500-3,000 individuals  good  C1, C3  Near Threatened 
Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus passage  1990-2006  900-1,200 individuals  good  C3  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis breeding  1990-2006  30-50 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1990-2006  20,000 individuals  good  C4   


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  95%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 40%
not utilised 60%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cârja - Maţa - Rădeanu - Roşcani. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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