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Location Czech Republic, Olomouc Region
Central coordinates 17o 6.00' East  49o 41.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 9,319 ha
Altitude 212 - 344m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology

Site description The floodplain of the naturally meandering river Morava with many periodical and stable tributaries, oxbows and pools is the base of this IBA. The river and the surrounding floodplain forests host many endangered bird species. Human activities - mainly gravel extraction - also contributed to the attractiveness of the area to birds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis resident  1998-2002  10-15 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  1998-2002  100-130 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  1998-2002  1,800-2,200 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 not assessed unfavourable not assessed
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Alcedo atthis Common Kingfisher 12 8 breeding pairs 67 unfavourable
Leiopicus medius Middle Spotted Woodpecker 115 250 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Ficedula albicollis Collared Flycatcher 2000 2000 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Litovelske Pomoravi Protected Landscape Area 9,600 protected area overlaps with site 9,319  
Litovelské Pomoravi Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar) 5,122 protected area contained by site 5,122  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   8%
Forest   55%
Other   6%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  6%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  25%

Land use

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

Protection status The IBA is part of the Litovelské Pomoraví Protected Landscape Area and more than 66% is covered by the Litovelské Pomoraví Ramsar site. Also, 27 small-scale protected areas are present within the IBA. IBa is coverd by SPA Litovelske Pomoravi.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Litovelske Pomoravi. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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