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Labské pískovce sandstones
Czech Republic, Usti nad Labem Region
14o 17.00' East 50o 50.00' North
A1, C1, C6
120 - 722m
Year of IBA assessment
Czech Society for Ornithology
Site description The singularity of this IBA is given by the degree to which it is covered by forests and the number of rocky formations that together create a unique landscape with a wide spectrum of biotopes - wet lowlands and dry and temperate uplands; deep gorges with wet alpine microclimate; streams, ponds and wetlands; and also quite varied farmland. This means that the area hosts alpine and temperate species as close neighbours. The never-freezing stream of the Labe river is important as well - it serves as wintering site and migration stopover for many species.
Protection status Over 96% of this IBA belong to the Ceské Svycarsko National Park, Labské piskovce sandstones Protected Landscape Area and Luické hory Protected Landscape Area. There are also 24 small-scale protected areas. Labske piskovce IBA is covered by SPA.
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