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Location Slovenia, Notranjska
Central coordinates 14o 18.00' East  45o 39.45' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 55,170 ha
Altitude 520 - 1,796m
Year of IBA assessment 2011

Drustvo Za Opazovanje in Proucevanje Ptic Slovenije

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca breeding  2001-2010  10-20 breeding pairs  C6  Near Threatened 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1999-2010  1-3 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus breeding  2005-2009  90-100 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Ural Owl Strix uralensis breeding  1999-2010  140-200 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops breeding  2007-2011  40-50 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1997-2001  40-70 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  2002-2010  100-200 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Dendrocopos leucotos breeding  2007-2011  15-25 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  2002-2011  30-40 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  2002-2010  350-460 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria breeding  2004-2010  530-890 breeding pairs  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis breeding  1999  40-50 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Rock Bunting Emberiza cia breeding  2002-2010  400-500 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 very high not assessed low

Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive  Very little or no conservation action taking place  low 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
rangeland/pastureland -
not utilised -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Snežnik plateau and Pivka valley. Downloaded from on 12/02/2016

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