IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2000-2002 100 males A1, C1

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2010 favourable low low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes population good

State (condition of the trigger species' populations)
Scientific name Common name Reference population Actual population Units % of population remaining Result
Crex crex Corncrake 100 150 males 100 favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Very little or no conservation action taking place low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Údolí Bystřice Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 751 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Smolenska luka Nature Reserve 11 protected area contained by site 11
Smolenská luka Prírodní rezervace (PR) 13 protected area contained by site 0
Libavá Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 10,773 protected area overlaps with site 10,774
Libavá Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 32,724 is identical to site 32,724
Libavá Contract Protected Area 10,775 protected area overlaps with site 0
Horní Odra Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 17 protected area overlaps with site 2


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Shrubland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
military -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Libava. Downloaded from on 26/02/2024.