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Location Hungary, Fejér,Komárom-Esztergom,Pest
Central coordinates 18o 30.00' East  47o 43.00' North
IBA criteria A1, C1, C6
Area 52,500 ha
Altitude 113 - 634m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society



Site description A low limestone mountain situated between the town of Tatabánya and the River Danube. Deciduous oak Quercus forests cover the lower slopes, with submontane forests of Quercus, Carpinus, Fagus and karst scrub at higher altitudes.

Key Biodiversity An important area for raptors and other forest birds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  2001  4 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Endangered 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  2001  4 breeding pairs  unknown  C6  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  2001  2 breeding pairs  unknown  A1, C1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Csolnoki löszgyepek - HUDI20013 Habitats Directive 411 protected area overlaps with site 336  
Déli-Gerecse - HUDI20015 Habitats Directive 4,815 protected area overlaps with site 3,628  
Epöli szarmata vonulat - HUDI20016 Habitats Directive 1,577 protected area contained by site 1,577  
Északi-Gerecse - HUDI20018 Habitats Directive 2,687 protected area overlaps with site 2,012  
Gerecse - HUDI10003 Birds Directive 29,598 protected area contained by site 29,598  
Gerecse - HUDI20020 Habitats Directive 2,437 protected area contained by site 2,437  
Gerecsei Landscape Protection Area 8,786 protected area contained by site 8,617  
Kirvai löszgyepek - HUDI20028 Habitats Directive 252 protected area overlaps with site 229  
Központi-Gerecse - HUDI20030 Habitats Directive 5,912 protected area contained by site 5,912  
Nyakas-tetõ szarmata vonulat - HUDI20037 Habitats Directive 614 protected area overlaps with site 44  
Szomódi gyepek - HUDI20048 Habitats Directive 295 protected area overlaps with site 71  
Tatai Öreg-tó - HUDI10006 Birds Directive 2,624 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  70%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
forestry 70%
military 30%
tourism/recreation 10%

Protection status National Partial International None8,617 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Gerecsei, 8,617 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gerecse. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014

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