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Location Poland, slaskie
Central coordinates 18o 57.00' East  49o 40.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 41,798 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
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  2005-2008  100 individuals  poor  C6  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2005-2008  6-14 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Picus canus breeding  2005-2008  35-50 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  2005-2008  20-30 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 

IBA Monitoring

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

Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
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 some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Tetrao urogallus Western Capercaillie 100 100 males only 100 favourable
Ciconia nigra Black Stork 14 14 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Picus canus 50 55 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Picoides tridactylus 30 30 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  low 

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Beskid Slaski Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/12/2014

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