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Krivoklatsko (Krivoklatsko region)
Czech Republic, Central Bohemia,Plzen Region
13o 52.00' East 50o 0.00' North
B2, B3, C6
223 - 616m
Year of IBA assessment
Czech Society for Ornithology
Site description A large area of varied topography situated c.30 km west of Prague. Its axis is the Berounka river, with its deeply carved valleys and canyons. Coniferous tree species dominate the forests, along with Fagus and Quercus. Valuable non-forest habitats include dry grasslands, ecotonal shrub and herb communities, and communities of exposed rocks and screes. In the Biosphere Reserve core zone, human activities are limited to the monitoring of ecosystem change.
Key Biodiversity The IBA is particularly important for species of broadleaved forest, especially raptors. More than 120 breeding species have been recorded over the last decade.
Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater
Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders
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 High62,792 ha of IBA covered by Protected Landscape Area (Krivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area, 62,792 ha). Included within the PLA are 4 National Nature Reserves (covering 775 ha), 15 Nature Reserves and 5 Natural Monuments. 62,792 ha of IBA covered by Biosphere Reserve (Krivoklatsko Biosphere Reserve, 62,792 ha). 31932 ha of IBA are covered by Krivoklatsko SPA.
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