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Location Czech Republic, South Moravia Region,Zlin Region
Central coordinates 17o 15.00' East  48o 55.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 11,721 ha
Altitude 162 - 221m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology



Site description This IBA consists of two strikingly different types of habitats - dry pine forests and the floodplain of the Morava river. The pine forests were planted in the middle of the 19th century replacing original oakwoods that had been destroyed by grazing and logging in the 14-16th centuries. There are some small parts of the original oak forests scattered through the pine monoculture, often in the form of old and dying solitary trees. The surroundings of the Morava river form many permanently flooded meadows encircled by small stands of willows, alders and birches.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  2001-2002  23-24 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  2001-2002  20-25 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  2001-2004  50-60 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  2001-2002  60-80 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus resident  2001-2002  20-25 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  2001-2004  80-100 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 medium favourable low
Population
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - agro-industry plantations happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Ciconia ciconia White Stork 18 0 breeding pairs 0 not assessed
Circus aeruginosus Western Marsh-harrier 22 21 breeding pairs 96 favourable
Caprimulgus europaeus European Nightjar 55 55 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Leiopicus medius Middle Spotted Woodpecker 45 45 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Dendrocopos syriacus Syrian Woodpecker 32 32 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Lullula arborea Wood Lark 100 135 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  Not assessed  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bzenecka Doubrava - Stranicke Pomoravi - CZ0621025 Birds Directive 11,725 protected area contains site 11,721  
Bzenecka strelnice - CZ0620073 Habitats Directive 29 protected area contained by site 29  
Jezero - CZ0620078 Habitats Directive 10 protected area overlaps with site 6  
Oskovec Nature Reserve 6 protected area contained by site 0  
Oskovec II Nature Reserve 3 protected area contained by site 0  
Osypane brehy Natural Monument 76 protected area contained by site 0  
Pisecny rybnik Nature Reserve 35 protected area contained by site 0  
Pisecny rybnik - CZ0623021 Habitats Directive 44 protected area overlaps with site 36  
Straznicka Morava - CZ0624068 Habitats Directive 659 protected area contained by site 659  
Straznicko - CZ0623797 Habitats Directive 181 protected area contained by site 181  
Vate pisky National Natural Monument 100 protected area contained by site 0  
Vate pisky - CZ0620024 Habitats Directive 63 protected area contained by site 63  
Vojenske cviciste Bzenec Natural Monument 37 protected area contained by site 0  
Vracovska doubrava - CZ0620027 Habitats Directive 24 protected area contained by site 24  
Vypalenky - CZ0623031 Habitats Directive 80 protected area contained by site 80  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   58%
Wetlands (inland)   5%
Grassland   6%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  31%
Other   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
agriculture -
other -
Notes: sand maining

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

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bzenecka Doubrava-Straznicke Pomoravi. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/12/2014

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