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Location Poland, lubelskie
Central coordinates 23o 35.00' East  50o 24.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 2,721 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
Great Snipe Gallinago media breeding  2005-2009  4-10 males only  good  C6  Near Threatened 

IBA Monitoring

2009 high favourable low
Population
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now 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 some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration 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
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Artificial - terrestrial   0 0 very poor (< 40%) very poor (< 40%) very unfavourable
Forest   0 0 poor (40-69%) moderate (70-90%) very unfavourable
Grassland   0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Gallinago media Great Snipe 10 10 males only 100 favourable

Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dolina Szyszty - PLB060018 Birds Directive 2,557 protected area overlaps with site 2,381  
Dolina Szyszty - PLH060042 Habitats Directive 981 protected area overlaps with site 877  
Tarnoszyn - PLH060100 Habitats Directive 368 protected area overlaps with site 171  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   20%
Grassland   60%
Artificial - terrestrial   2%
Wetlands (inland)   17%
Other   1%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Szyszla River Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014

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