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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)  
Gerecsei Landscape Protection Area 8,786 protected area contained by site 8,617  


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Gerecse. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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