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Location Poland, dolnoslaskie
Central coordinates 15o 26.00' East  50o 40.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 21,920 ha
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
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  2006-2009  36-44 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 
Falco peregrinus breeding  2006-2009  1-2 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  2000-2004  36-40 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Karkonoski PN National Park 5,579 protected area contained by site 5,579  
Krkonose/Karkonosze UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 5,575 protected area contained by site 5,575  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   78%
Grassland   6%
Artificial - terrestrial   8%
Wetlands (inland)   6%
Other   2%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Karkonosze Mountains. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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