|Central coordinates||14o 15.00' East 45o 33.00' North|
|Altitude||400 - 490m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2011|
Ornithological information An important site for breeding Crex crex. Nationally rare and threatened bird species occur in the site in small numbers. Significant proportion (³1%) of national population breeding at site: Jynx torquilla (10-20 pairs), Picus canus (5-10 pairs).
Site description The Reka river basin lies between karstic limestone (Snenik plateau) and fluvial terrain. The river has created a flat plain around the biggest town in the region, Ilirska Bistrica, and industry and dense infrastructure are developing here, although wet grasslands, meadows and small marshes remain. There is extensive farming and orchard cultivation. Land subsidence is occurring where there are abandoned coal mines.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Corncrake Crex crex||breeding||1992-1999||30-61 breeding pairs||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Reka - dolina - SI5000003||Birds Directive||1,650||protected area contained by site||1,650|
|Reka - SI3000223||Habitats Directive||273||protected area overlaps with site||126|
|Zabièe - SI3000222||Habitats Directive||806||protected area is adjacent to site||0|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Grassland||Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands||50%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation||20%|
|Artificial landscapes (terrestrial)||Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas||20%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations The most difficult problem is the heavy pollution of the Reka river. However, the water condition is improving since some clean-up measures were taken. Some reedbeds and marshes were destroyed in the past, but restoration is possible. Intensive ornithological and entomological research is planned.
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Reka valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/05/2013
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