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Location Czech Republic, Moravian-Silesian Region
Central coordinates 18o 19.00' East  49o 53.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 5,041 ha
Altitude 190 - 262m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Czech Society for Ornithology

Site description The IBA is situated near to the industrial agglomeration of Ostrava, and contains a system of four large fish-ponds (totalling 480 ha) and extensive areas of reedbed (Phragmites) (totalling 100 ha). A network of canals and streams empty into the Odra river and its tributary, the OLse river. Oxbow lakes, sandpits and remnants of flood-plain forest adjoin the latter.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Gadwall Mareca strepera breeding  1996-2000  30 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1996-2000  3 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  1998-2002  6-16 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus breeding  1998-2002  12-19 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis resident  1998-2002  16-35 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica breeding  1996  15-25 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Hermanicky rybnik - CZ0813444 Habitats Directive 479 protected area contained by site 479  
Hermansky stav - Odra - Poolsi - CZ0811021 Birds Directive 3,101 protected area overlaps with site 2,523  
Hranicni meandry Odry - CZ0814093 Habitats Directive 123 protected area overlaps with site 86  
Karvina - rybniky - CZ0813451 Habitats Directive 15 protected area overlaps with site 8  
Niva Olse - Vernovice - CZ0813457 Habitats Directive 545 protected area contained by site 545  
Skucak Nature Reserve 30 protected area contained by site 30  
Vernovice Natural Monument 5 protected area contained by site 5  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  minor
Grassland Humid grasslands  minor
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  minor
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  major
Unknown   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
fisheries/aquaculture 10%
forestry 5%
nature conservation and research 10%
tourism/recreation 5%
urban/industrial/transport 10%
water management 15%
not utilised 20%
unknown 5%

Protection status National Low International None30 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Skuèák Fish-Pond, 30 ha). SPA Hermansky stav - Odra - Poolzi was designed (5041,4 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hermansky stav-Odra-Poolsi wetlands. Downloaded from on 25/10/2014

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