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20o 38.47' East 49o 8.59' North
450 - 1,289m
Year of IBA assessment
Slovak Ornithological Society / BirdLife Slovakia
Site description The central part of these hills and mountains is covered by Picea, Fagus and Abies forest, with subalpine and mesophile meadows occurring on the ridges. Away from the centre the landscape is more open with arable land, pasture, small areas of mixed forest and a few villages. Almost half of the IBA area is used for military training and is closed to the public.
Key Biodiversity An important site for forest and upland species. Ciconia nigra, Tetrao tetrix, Picoides tridactylus and Turdus torquatus also breed.
Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands
Artificial - terrestrial
Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens
Extent (% of site)
Protection statusNational Low International NoneThe IBA partially or wholly overlaps with the following national designated areas. Nature Reserves: Biár, Hájik, Valalská voda. Protected range: Uhliská. Natural Monuments: Jazerec, Podhorské.
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BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Levocské hills. Downloaded from
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