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Location Czech Republic, Liberec Region
Central coordinates 15o 13.00' East  50o 50.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 11,672 ha
Altitude 357 - 1,103m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology



Site description This IBA includes the upper plateau and the northern slopes which decline steeply to the valley of the Smìdá river. The upper plateau has developped dramatically over the past 30 years. The spruce monoculture which had replaced original fir-beech forests was destroyed by air pollution and subsequently by attacks of larchbud moth and bark beetle. Most damaged stands were clear-cut and part died away. Remnants of old spruce forests were preserved only in reserves. Then the upper plateau was reforested, mainly with the common spruce or with the introduced blue spruce.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix resident  2000-2002  77-100 unknown  good  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus resident  2000-2002  30-100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bukovec - CZ0510405 Habitats Directive 120 protected area overlaps with site 30  
Jizerske hory Protected Landscape Area 35,002 protected area contains site 0  
Jizerske hory - CZ0511008 Birds Directive 11,672 is identical to site 11,672  
Jizerske smrciny - CZ0510412 Habitats Directive 286 protected area contained by site 286  
Jizerskohorske buciny - CZ0510400 Habitats Directive 3,537 protected area overlaps with site 2,848  
Quarre - CZ0510403 Habitats Directive 2 protected area contained by site 2  
Raseliniste Jizerky - CZ0510402 Habitats Directive 264 protected area contained by site 264  
Raseliniste Jizery - CZ0510415 Habitats Directive 390 protected area contained by site 390  
Smedava - CZ0510408 Habitats Directive 41 protected area contained by site 41  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   76%
Grassland   1%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams  2%
Rocky areas   1%
Artificial - terrestrial   20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry major
nature conservation and research major
hunting major

Protection status The whole IBA is situated in the Jizerské hory Protected Landscape Area and it includes 15 small-scale protected areas. IBA is coverd by SPA Jizerske hory.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jizerské hory mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/08/2014

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