|Central coordinates||14o 26.00' East 46o 2.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2, B3, C1, C6|
|Altitude||286 - 390m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2011|
Ornithological information The site is the most important breeding place in Slovenia for the globally threatened Crex crex and is one of the most important sites for seven other SPECs. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (max. 8 pairs, the last Slovenian colony and nearing national extinction). During migration, large flocks of waterbirds and raptors rest in the area. Out of 210 recorded bird species, 107 have bred (including 53 species on the national Red Data List, 40% of the total). This high species-richness and abundance is due to the great variety of vegetation-types which result from the extensive management of the landscape.
Site description Ljubljansko barje is a large 150 km2 depression, traversed by the Ljubljanica river. Once a vast mire, today it is mainly cultivated (maize). The area is a traditional cultural landscape with extensive wet grasslands, flood-plain woodlands, thickets and small, wooded hills. Groundwater-levels are high, some areas are flooded regularly, and there are dense networks of ditches, channels and brooks. Settlements are generally concentrated along the driest edges of the site, with the Slovenian capital Ljubljana lying on the northern border.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus||passage||2000-2010||100-200 individuals||-||A1, C1, C6||Near Threatened|
|Northern Harrier Circus cyaneus||winter||2000-2010||30-50 individuals||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Corncrake Crex crex||breeding||1992-1999||270-290 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus||breeding||1989-1996||360-470 breeding pairs||-||B2||Least Concern|
|Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata||breeding||2002-2011||9-12 breeding pairs||-||A1, C1||Near Threatened|
|Common Scops-owl Otus scops||breeding||2000-2010||40-65 breeding pairs||-||B2||Least Concern|
|Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria||breeding||2004-2010||110-160 breeding pairs||-||B3, C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Draga pri Igu||Natural Monument||3||protected area contained by site||3|
|Ia_i morost||Nature Reserve||0||protected area contained by site||0|
|Koslerjeva gosèa||Nature Reserve||3||protected area contained by site||3|
|Krimsko hribovje - Menišija - SI3000256||Habitats Directive||20,107||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|Ljubljansko barje - SI3000271||Habitats Directive||12,666||protected area overlaps with site||12,503|
|Ljubljansko barje - SI5000014||Birds Directive||11,409||protected area contained by site||11,409|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Alluvial and very wet forest; Mixed woodland||10%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Raised bogs; Rivers and streams||10%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas||40%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||5%|
Management considerations Agricultural improvement and conversion of crops to maize monoculture has caused a number of negative effects. There is a no management plan for the site. Recent research at the site has included a breeding bird atlas project (almost completed) initiated by DOPPS, census counts and mapping of birds, and a detailed analysis of bird communities.
Protection status National Low International None3 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Draga pri Igu, 3 ha). 3 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Koslerjeva goèa, 3 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ljubljansko moor. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2013
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