|Central coordinates||21o 38.00' East 53o 49.00' North|
|Year of IBA assessment||2010|
Site description A very shallow (up to 3 m deep) nutrient-rich lake, with adjoining sedge-beds, transitional mires, alder Alnus woodland and willow Salix scrub. The lake shores are covered by beds of bulrush Scirpus, reed Phragmites and reed-mace Typha. Three-quarters of the lake bottom is covered by stonewort Chara and pondweed Potamogeton. The lake and a surrounding 100-m-wide belt are protected, but the area beyond is cultivated.
Key Biodiversity Large concentrations of waterbirds occur, regularly exceeding 20,000 individuals, mainly swans, ducks, Fulica atra, and gulls Larus. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (1-2 non-breeding birds feed in the IBA, nesting nearby), Crex crex (4-6 pairs).
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Little Crake Zapornia parva||breeding||2005-2008||30-40 males only||good||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Jezioro Luknajno||Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar)||710||protected area contained by site||710|
|Jezioro Tuknajno - PLB280003||Birds Directive||1,380||protected area overlaps with site||1,082|
|Luknajno||Nature Reserve||710||protected area contained by site||710|
|Puszcza Piska - PLB280008||Birds Directive||172,802||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest||1%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||8%|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands||32%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation||54%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||90%|
Protection status National High International High710 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Jezioro £uknajno, 710 ha). 710 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Jezioro £uknajno, 710 ha).
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