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Location Poland, malopolskie
Central coordinates 20o 2.00' East  49o 25.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 2,415 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
Falco peregrinus breeding  2004-2009  1-2 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 

IBA Monitoring

2010 medium favourable low
Population
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (unknown use) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Forest   1680 1680 100 moderate (70-90%) near favourable
Grassland   500 500 100 moderate (70-90%) near favourable

Falco peregrinus 1 2 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun  Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity  low 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Pieninski PN National Park 2,346 protected area contained by site 2,346  
Pieniny - PLB120008 Birds Directive 2,336 protected area contained by site 2,336  
Pieniny - PLH120013 Habitats Directive 2,335 protected area contained by site 2,335  
Podkowce w Szczawnicy - PLH120037 Habitats Directive 569 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Srodkowy Dunajec z doptywami - PLH120088 Habitats Directive 756 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest   71%
Grassland   19%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pieniny Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/12/2014

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