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Location Czech Republic, Karlovy Vary Region,Usti nad Labem Region
Central coordinates 14o 40.00' East  48o 39.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 15,963 ha
Altitude 605 - 1,113m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology

Site description This IBA lies in an undulating landscape with gradual slopes and separate hills. Primary fir-beech forests were turned into spruce monoculture in most places in the second half of the 18th century. Due to extremely bad air pollution in the 1970's and 1980's, large areas of forest died away or were fragmented. A mosaic of stands of various age, open fields and peatbogs replaced the bare areas.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix resident  2001-2002  110-150 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus resident  2001-2002  30-50 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 

IBA Monitoring

2010 not assessed unfavourable not assessed
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Lyrurus tetrix Black Grouse 135 90 males only 67 unfavourable
Picus canus 35 25 breeding pairs 72 near favourable

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bucina Nature Reserve 15 protected area contained by site 0  
Horska louka u Haje Nature Reserve 19 protected area contained by site 0  
Na louckach Nature Reserve 15 protected area contained by site 0  
Novodomske raseliniste National Nature Reserve 230 protected area contained by site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   83%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  3%
Grassland   10%
Artificial - terrestrial   4%
Shrubland   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry major
agriculture minor
hunting major
tourism/recreation minor

Protection status Four small-scale protected areas are found within this IBA and part of it is also covered by a Ramsar site. 1 national nature reserve (230 ha) and 3 nature reserve (83 ha) are contained by IBA. IBA is designed as a SPA.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Novodomske raseliniste peatbog - Kovarska. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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