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Location Poland, lubelskie,podkarpackie
Central coordinates 22o 15.00' East  50o 40.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 62,950 ha
Altitude 200 - 240m
Year of IBA assessment 2010

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków

Site description The north-western part of Solska forest. Wet soils cover half of the area, which is drained by many natural watercourses, channels and ditches. Forest vegetation is dense and species-rich, dominated in places by pine Pinus, fir Abies, spruce Picea, oak Quercus, beech Fagus, ash Fraxinus and alder Alnus. Many stands have a natural character with some old-growth trees. Raised bogs and transitional mires occur in areas with little water flow, and were used in the last century for fish-ponds. There are 150 such former ponds, each with an area of 10-50 ha and a varying amount of plant cover.

Key Biodiversity Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (2-3 pairs), Crex crex.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  2003-2007  5-10 males only  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  2004-2009  15-20 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Ixobrychus minutus breeding  2007-2009  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Not Recognised 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  2004-2009  100 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Imielty Lug Nature Reserve 738 protected area contained by site 738  
Jastkowice Nature Reserve 46 protected area contained by site 56  
Kacze Blota Nature Reserve 169 protected area contained by site 169  
Lasy Janowskie Nature Reserve 2,677 protected area contained by site 2,677  
Lipsko-Janowski Protected Landscape Area 60,500 protected area contains site 50,000  
Park Krajobrazowy Lasy Janowskie Landscape Park 39,150 protected area contained by site 39,150  
Szklarnia Nature Reserve 278 protected area contained by site 278  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  80%
Grassland   3%
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  15%
Artificial - terrestrial   3%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 20%
forestry 80%
hunting -

Protection status National High International None738 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Imielty Lug, 738 ha). 56 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Jastkowice, 56 ha). 169 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Kacze B³ota, 169 ha). 2,677 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Lasy Janowskie, 2,677 ha). 278 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Szklarnia, 278 ha). 39,150 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Park (Lasy Janowskie, 39,150 ha). 10,500 ha of IBA covered by Protected Landscape Area (Lipsko-Janowski, 60,500 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Janów forests. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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