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Location Slovenia, Gorenjska
Central coordinates 14o 6.20' East  46o 17.20' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 9,930 ha
Altitude 900 - 1,678m
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
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  2002-2010  100-150 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  2011  50-70 males only  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  2008-2011  20-30 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  2002-2011  50-70 breeding pairs  C6  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Blato na Jelovici - SI3000103 Habitats Directive 29 protected area contained by site 29  
Jelovica - SI5000001 Birds Directive 9,800 is identical to site 9,601  
Ledina na Jelovici - SI3000102 Habitats Directive 23 protected area contained by site 23  
Ratitovec - SI3000110 Habitats Directive 2,469 protected area overlaps with site 1,138  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  major
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry major
hunting -

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jelovica plateau. Downloaded from on 06/03/2015

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