|Central coordinates||18o 20.00' East 47o 25.00' North|
|IBA criteria||C1, C6|
|Altitude||131 - 480m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2002|
Ornithological information An important area for raptors and waterbirds. Otis tarda and Burhinus oedicnemus bred in the Zámoly basin until the mid-1970s. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (10-20 pairs).
Site description The Vértes mountains are part of the Transdanubian mountain chain, and are dolomitic in composition with deep ravines. The southern slopes experience a sub-Mediterranean climate, whilst the northern slopes are subalpine. The Zámoly basin is situated in the foothills to the south-east of Vértes. Human activities include grazing, haymaking, hunting, tourism and mining.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Saker Falcon Falco cherrug||breeding||1997-2000||4-6 breeding pairs||-||C6||Endangered|
|Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca||breeding||1997-2000||2 breeding pairs||-||C1||Vulnerable|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Vértes - HUDI30001||Birds Directive||25,554||protected area overlaps with site||18,280|
|Vértesi||Landscape Protection Area||15,278||protected area contained by site||15,035|
|Zámolyi-medence - HUDI30002||Birds Directive||2,595||protected area overlaps with site||2,455|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Wooded steppe||60%|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||22%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||10%|
Management considerations The Pro Vértes Land Trust has acquired c.1,000 ha of grassland, and management planning and the restoration of wet meadows has begun. An expansion of the existing Vértes LPA is in progress. An additional 6,700 ha in the northern Vértes mountains (not included in the LPA) is now protected and is being managed by Pro Vértes.
Protection status National Partial International None15,035 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Vertesi, 15,035 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vértes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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