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Czech Republic, Karlovy Vary Region,Usti nad Labem Region
13o 7.00' East 50o 15.00' North
A1, B2, B3, C1, C6
278 - 932m
Year of IBA assessment
Czech Society for Ornithology
Site description The IBA comprises hills of volcanic origin, situated south and east of the Ohre river. A crater with a diameter of c.30 km forms a central depression, with fish-ponds and water reservoirs located on the periphery of the IBA. Fagus forests support a species-rich herb layer, and scree forests also occur. A mosaic of grassland, shrub and broadleaved coppice communities has developed on abandoned agricultural land. Whilst military training is a major land-use, the IBA remains relatively unaffected by human activity.
Key Biodiversity The IBA supports large numbers of forest and grassland species. The first complete data on avifauna were obtained during a 1987-1989 study, and 220 bird species have now been recorded.
Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation
Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders
Artificial - terrestrial
Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Ruderal land
Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research
Protection statusNational Low International NoneArea 107 ha (1,8 %) is covered by Protected landscape area Slavkovsky les. There are 2 small-scale protected areas (915 ha of IBA). SPA Doupovske hory has been declared in 2004.
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