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Location Slovakia, Bratislava,Trenčín,Trnava
Central coordinates 17o 21.34' East  48o 25.57' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 55,764 ha
Altitude 135 - 764m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

Slovak Ornithological Society / BirdLife Slovakia



Site description An extensive range of hills, 100 km long and up to 20 km wide, that forms the most westerly part of the Western Carpathians. The forests are mainly of Fagus with Acer and Fraxinus on higher ground and Quercus, Ulmus and Pinus at lower altitudes. In places they have been replaced by Picea plantations. Deforested zones near to villages have been converted into pasture, meadow, vineyards and arable land. Human activities include fish and duck-farming, intensive timber production and trekking.

Key Biodiversity The IBA is a key area for several species of raptor, and is one of the two most important sites in Slovakia for Aquila heliaca. Also important for other forest species, including Ciconia nigra, Circaetus gallicus, Falco peregrinus, Bubo bubo, Caprimulgus europaeus, Jynx torquilla and Picus canus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1995-2003  3-5 breeding pairs  C6  Endangered 
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus breeding  1995-2003  30-50 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1995-2003  4 breeding pairs  C1  Vulnerable 
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius breeding  1995-2003  225-375 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus breeding  1995-2003  20-80 breeding pairs  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Biele hory - SKUEV0267 Habitats Directive 10,169 protected area contained by site 10,169  
Bolehlav Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 94 protected area contained by site 94  
Brezovské Karpaty - SKUEV0278 Habitats Directive 2,700 protected area overlaps with site 1,881  
Bukova Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 9 protected area contained by site 9  
Buková - SKUEV0268 Habitats Directive 9 protected area contained by site 9  
Bukovina Nature Monument / Private Nature Monument 5 protected area contained by site 5  
Cerenec Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 2 protected area contained by site 2  
Chrib Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 16 protected area contained by site 16  
Dolina Hlboèe National Nature Reserve 123 protected area contained by site 123  
Driny National Nature Monument 0 protected area contained by site 1  
Èertov _þab Natural Monument 24 protected area contained by site 24  
Hajduky National Nature Reserve 56 protected area contained by site 56  
Homolské Karpaty - SKUEV0104 Habitats Directive 5,172 protected area contained by site 5,172  
Jurske jazero Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 27 protected area contained by site 27  
Kamenec Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 62 protected area contained by site 62  
Katarina Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 18 protected area contained by site 18  
Krslenica National Nature Reserve 117 protected area contained by site 117  
Kuchynská hornatina - SKUEV0276 Habitats Directive 3,382 protected area contained by site 3,382  
Lancarsky Dubnik Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 27 protected area contained by site 27  
Limbasská vyvieraèka Natural Monument 7 protected area contained by site 7  
Lindava - SKUEV0174 Habitats Directive 378 protected area overlaps with site 343  
Losonsky haj Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 24 protected area contained by site 24  
Male Karpaty Protected Landscape Area 64,610 protected area overlaps with site 53,787  
Malé Karpaty - SKCHVU014 Birds Directive 50,634 protected area contained by site 50,634  
Nad Senkarkou Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 11 protected area contained by site 11  
Nad vinicami - SKUEV0277 Habitats Directive 1 protected area overlaps with site 0  
Nove pole Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 7 protected area contained by site 7  
Orlie skaly Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 31 protected area contained by site 31  
Pod Holym vrchom Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 13 protected area contained by site 13  
Pod Pajstunom Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 148 protected area contained by site 148  
Pohanska National Nature Reserve 129 protected area contained by site 129  
Rostun National Nature Reserve 333 protected area contained by site 333  
Skalne okno Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 12 protected area contained by site 12  
Slopy Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 154 protected area contained by site 154  
Strmina Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 196 protected area contained by site 196  
Tisove skaly Nature Monument / Private Nature Monument 2 protected area contained by site 2  
Vysoka Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 81 protected area contained by site 81  
Vyvieraèka pod Bachárkou Natural Monument 1 protected area contained by site 1  
Zaruby National Nature Reserve 300 protected area contained by site 300  
Zlata studnicka Nature Reserve / Private Nature Reserve 73 protected area contained by site 73  
Zrubarka Nature Monument / Private Nature Monument 13 protected area contained by site 13  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  70%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 70%
agriculture 15%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
tourism/recreation 20%
hunting 90%

Protection status National Partial International NoneThe IBA partially or wholly overlaps with the following national designated areas. National Nature Reserves: Dolina Hlboèe, Hajdúky, Kršlenica, Pohanská, Roštún, Záruby. Nature Reserves: Bolehlav, Buková, èerenec, Chríb, Jurské jazero, Kamenec, Katarína, Lanèársky Dubník, Lošonský háj, Nad Šenkárkou, Nové Pole, Orlie skaly, Pod Holým vrchom, Pod Pajštúnom, Skalné okno, Slopy, Strmina, Vysoká, Zlatá Studnièka. Protected Landscape Area: Malé Karpaty. National Natural Monument: Driny. Natural Monuments: Bukovina, èertov ž¾ab, Limbašská vyvieraèka, Tisové skaly, Vyvieraèka pod Bachárkou, Zrubárka.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malé Karpaty. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2014

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