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Location Romania, Ialomita,Muntenia
Central coordinates 27o 7.77' East  44o 36.59' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C4, C6
Area 5,590 ha
Altitude 28 - 56m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society

Site description Lake Fundata lies in the Reviga valley. The southern part of the lake is brackish whereas the northern part is fresh and holds most of the aquatic vegetation; few fish species are present. Water depth reaches 5 m and the shores are generally steep. The lake is surrounded by arable land with a village to the east.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for roosting, wintering and passage waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (passage), Branta ruficollis (wintering) and Aythya nyroca (non-breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus passage  1990-2006  20 individuals  good  C1, C6  Vulnerable 
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1990-2006  300 individuals  good  C1  Vulnerable 
Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus passage  1990-2006  200 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1990-2006  20 individuals  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 brackish and salt water; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  90%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
fisheries/aquaculture 40%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lake Fundata. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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