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Location Poland, dolnoslaskie
Central coordinates 16o 8.00' East  51o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i
Area 500 ha
Altitude 173 - 175m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków

Site description A storage reservoir on the Nysa Szalona river, 5 km north-west of the town of Jawor, situated in an area of farmland. It consists of two water-bodies joined by a narrow channel, the Gardziel. The larger water-body, Zbiornik Dolny, is adjacent to a dam near the village of S³up and has small patches of willow Salix scrub along its eastern and southern banks. The smaller one, Zbiornik Górny, is situated close to a backwater, near Stary Jawor, and has reedbeds Phragmites, islands and patches of Salix scrub. The whole area floods in spring, creating large expanses of shallow water and silt.

Key Biodiversity Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (two pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bean Goose Anser fabalis passage  1996  6,270 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cheómy Landscape Park 28,461 protected area contains site 500  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  90%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
water management 90%
hunting -

Protection status National High International None500 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Park (Che³my, 28,461 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Slup reservoir. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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