email a friend
printable version
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 

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  
Klinovecke Krusnohori - CZ0420528 Habitats Directive 1,176 protected area overlaps with site 687  
Na louckach Nature Reserve 15 protected area contained by site 0  
Na louckach - CZ0420035 Habitats Directive 1,015 protected area overlaps with site 732  
Novodomske a polske raseliniste - CZ0420144 Habitats Directive 2,505 protected area contained by site 2,505  
Novodomske raseliniste National Nature Reserve 230 protected area contained by site 0  
Novodomske raseliniste - Kovarska - CZ0421004 Birds Directive 15,963 is identical to site 15,963  

Habitats

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.

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Novodomske raseliniste peatbog - Kovarska. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife