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Location Romania, Muntenia
Central coordinates 27o 4.53' East  44o 10.39' North
IBA criteria C1, C2, C4, C6
Area 4,664 ha
Altitude 10 - 15m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society



Site description A fish-farm that comprises c.12 ponds surrounded by dykes and canals, situated in the Danube valley. Narrow reedbeds (Phragmites) fringe the ponds; the total area of open water is 220 ha. Pasture, arable fields and Populus plantations form the surrounds.

Key Biodiversity This is an important feeding area for waterbirds breeding at Sreberna reserve (Bulgaria), in riverine forest along the Danube and at other wetland sites. It is also an important stop-over site during spring and autumn migration. Passage species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis, Aythya nyroca, Haliaeetus albicilla and Gallinago media.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis passage  1990-2006  120-130 individuals  good  C1  Endangered 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1990-2006  24-31 breeding pairs  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca passage  1990-2006  130-240 individuals  good  C1  Near Threatened 
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia passage  1990-2006  120-140 individuals  good  C2  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus passage  1990-2006  30-70 individuals  good  C1, C2  Vulnerable 
Charadrius alexandrinus breeding  1990-2006  3-6 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
A4iii Species group - waterbirds passage  1990-2006  20,000 individuals  good  C4   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
CiocÄ Birds Directive 903 protected area overlaps with site 380  
OlteniÅ Habitats Directive 11,930 protected area overlaps with site 357  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   5%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  93%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 93%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ciocăneşti - Dunăre. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2014

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