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Location Poland, lubelskie
Central coordinates 23o 35.00' East  50o 29.00' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 6,736 ha
Altitude
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2004-2009  160-200 males only  good  C1  Least Concern 
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus breeding  2004-2009  25-35 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2010 very high near favourable low
Population
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution air-borne pollutants - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Grassland   0 0 good (> 90%) poor (40-69%) unfavourable

Dendrocopos syriacus Syrian Woodpecker 25 21 breeding pairs 84 near favourable

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dobużek - PLH060039 Habitats Directive 199 protected area overlaps with site 156  
Zlewnia Górnej Huczwy - PLB060017 Birds Directive 6,505 protected area overlaps with site 6,059  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   50%
Artificial - terrestrial   42%
Wetlands (inland)   6%
Other   2%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Huczwa River Catchment. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 17/12/2014

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