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Location Czech Republic, Olomouc Region,Pardubice Region
Central coordinates 16o 49.00' East  50o 5.00' North
IBA criteria A1, C1
Area 30,192 ha
Altitude 0
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology

Site description The Kralicky Sneznik Important Bird Area consists of two types of habitats important for birds: subalpine meadows and alpine forests. Hundreds of hectares of meadows are extensively and irregularly managed there. The forests are composed of secondary spruce forests, with some fir-beech stands with intermixed sycamore maple. The forests are damaged by air polution to a large extent.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2000-2002  150-170 males only  good  A1, C1  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

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

Crex crex Corncrake 160 100 males only 63 unfavourable

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Branna - hrad - CZ0713722 Habitats Directive 1 protected area overlaps with site 0  
Chrasticky hadec - CZ0712187 Habitats Directive 3 protected area contained by site 3  
Hadce a buciny u Raskova - CZ0714084 Habitats Directive 816 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Hanusovice - kostel - CZ0713726 Habitats Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Kralicky Sneznik - CZ0530146 Habitats Directive 1,725 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Kralicky Sneznik - CZ0711016 Birds Directive 30,192 is identical to site 30,192  
Pod Rudnym vrchem - CZ0712189 Habitats Directive 17 protected area contained by site 17  
Polachovy strane - CZ0712190 Habitats Directive 6 protected area contained by site 6  
Ticha Orlice - CZ0533314 Habitats Directive 39 protected area overlaps with site 4  
Vyri skaly - CZ0712196 Habitats Directive 3 protected area contained by site 3  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   38%
Forest   34%
Artificial - terrestrial   26%
Wetlands (inland)   1%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture major
forestry -

Protection status There are three small-scale protected areas within this IBA.IBA is coverd by SPA.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kralicky Sneznik. Downloaded from on 21/04/2015

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