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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 

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  
Litovelske Pomoravi - CZ0711018 Birds Directive 9,319 is identical to site 9,319  
Litovelske Pomoravi - CZ0714073 Habitats Directive 9,459 protected area overlaps with site 7,677  

Habitats

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Litovelske Pomoravi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/09/2014

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