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Location Slovakia, Košice
Central coordinates 21o 15.46' East  48o 36.42' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 19,008 ha
Altitude 160 - 365m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Slovak Ornithological Society / BirdLife Slovakia

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1995-2003  42-48 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1995-2003  3-5 breeding pairs  C6  Endangered 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1995-2003  3 breeding pairs  C1  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Košická kotlina - SKCHVU009 Birds Directive 19,003 protected area contained by site 19,003  
Slanské vrchy - SKCHVU025 Birds Directive 63,809 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

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

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