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Location Poland, pomorskie
Central coordinates 17o 19.00' East  54o 18.00' North
IBA criteria C1
Area 37,260 ha
Altitude 20 - 160m
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków



Site description The site comprises a Landscape Park which protects both the basin of the middle S³upia river (including tributaries: Bytowa, Jutrzenka, Kamienica, Skotawa) as well as many lakes (the largest being Jasieñ, G³êbokie, and Skotowskie). The lakes have low levels of nutrients. There are many ravines. Forest is 40-100 years old, mainly pine Pinus, beech Fagus and hornbeam Carpinus on dry ground, with some mixed Pinus and oak Quercus. In the swamps there is bog forest of alder Alnus, and in the stream valleys there is alder Alnus scrub.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2007  50-60 males only  good  C1  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Dolina Stupi - PLB220002 Birds Directive 37,472 protected area contains site 37,260  
Jeziora Lobeliowe koto Soszycy - PLH220039 Habitats Directive 132 protected area contained by site 132  
Park Krajobrazowy Doliny Slupi Landscape Park 37,040 protected area contains site 37,040  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  72%
Grassland Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  8%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  6%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Ruderal land  14%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 21%
forestry 72%
water management 6%
hunting -

Protection status National High International None31,279 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Park (Zaborski, 31,279 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Slupia River Valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2014

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