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Czech Republic, Moravian-Silesian Region,Olomouc Region
17o 13.00' East 50o 6.00' North
A1, B2, B3, C1, C6
318 - 1,491m
Year of IBA assessment
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.
Key Biodiversity The IBA is important for species that breed in the Picea forests and alpine meadows, and supports populations of two species with limited distributions in the Czech Republic: Anthus spinoletta and Prunella collaris.
Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands
Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater
Artificial - terrestrial
Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens
Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research
Protection statusNational 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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