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Location Poland, zachodnio-pomorskie
Central coordinates 14o 35.00' East  53o 15.00' North
IBA criteria C7
Area 3,160 ha
Altitude 24 - 45m
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków



Site description A complex of small lakes (the largest, We³tyñ, covering 360 ha) which are surrounded by cultivated fields, meadows, pastures and small stands of beech Fagus. Some of the lakes have small islands with bushy vegetation and small patches of reed Phragmites.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  2005-2009  200-3,000 individuals  poor  C7  Least Concern 
Greater White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons passage  2005-2009  400-2,200 individuals  poor  C7  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Jeziora Wettynskie - PLB320018 Birds Directive 2,811 protected area contained by site 2,811  
Wzgórza Bukowe - PLH320020 Habitats Directive 11,971 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  12%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  21%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens  65%
Grassland   1%
Other   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
fisheries/aquaculture 10%
forestry 20%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
tourism/recreation 15%
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Weltyn lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014

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