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Location Czech Republic, Moravian-Silesian Region,Olomouc Region
Central coordinates 17o 13.00' East  50o 6.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3, C1, C6
Area 52,165 ha
Altitude 318 - 1,491m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology



Site description A mountainous, forested region, with peaks above 1,400 m. Secondary Picea stands dominate, with fragments of primary Abies/Fagus forest preserved at some sites. Alpine meadows exist above the treeline (1,300 m), along with peatbogs and springs. Alnus growth covers stream banks, and meadows and pastures, many of them abandoned, dominate the farmland. Forestry is the most important human activity.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia resident  1998-2002  50-60 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1996-2000  5 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1998-2002  100 males only  medium  A1, C1  Least Concern 
Stock Dove Columba oenas breeding  1996-2000  10-30 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus breeding  1996-2000  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hermanovice - CZ0813445 Habitats Directive 19 protected area contained by site 19  
Javorovy vrch - CZ0813763 Habitats Directive 83 protected area contained by site 83  
Jeseniky Protected Landscape Area 73,689 protected area contained by site 73,078  
Jeseniky - CZ0711017 Birds Directive 52,165 is identical to site 52,165  
Karlova Studanka - CZ0813450 Habitats Directive 25 protected area overlaps with site 10  
Keprnik - CZ0714075 Habitats Directive 2,543 protected area overlaps with site 1,917  
Moravice - CZ0813456 Habitats Directive 210 protected area overlaps with site 23  
Praded - CZ0714077 Habitats Directive 6,071 protected area contained by site 6,071  
Pstruzi potok - CZ0810014 Habitats Directive 40 protected area contained by site 40  
Rejviz - CZ0714081 Habitats Directive 591 protected area contained by site 591  
Sokoli potok - CZ0813468 Habitats Directive 50 protected area contained by site 50  
Stola Franz - Franz - CZ0813765 Habitats Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Sucha Rudna - zlaty lom - CZ0813472 Habitats Directive 3 protected area contained by site 3  
Sumarnik - CZ0715024 Habitats Directive 1 protected area contained by site 1  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  81%
Shrubland Scrub  1%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  1%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  1%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  19%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 2%
forestry 81%
hunting 82%
nature conservation and research 7%
tourism/recreation 30%
urban/industrial/transport 18%
water management 1%

Protection status National High International None73,078 ha of IBA covered by Protected Landscape Area (Jeseníky Protected Landscape Area, 73,078 ha). Included within the PLA are 4 National Nature Reserves (covering 3,763 ha), 11 Nature Reserves (covering 737 ha) and 4 Natural Monuments (covering 4 ha), and Jeseniky SPA.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jeseniky mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/08/2014

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