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Upper Huczwa River Catchment


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2004-2009 160-200 males C1
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus LC breeding 2004-2009 25-35 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 very high near favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution air-borne pollutants - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in short term (within 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Grassland 0 0 good (> 90%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Dendrocopos syriacus Syrian Woodpecker 25 21 breeding pairs 84 near favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zlewnia Górnej Huczwy Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,505 protected area overlaps with site 6,059
Skarpa Dobużańska Rezerwat Przyrody 7 protected area overlaps with site 0
Las Lipowy w Uroczysku Bukowiec Rezerwat Przyrody 12 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dobużek Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 199 protected area overlaps with site 156

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Wetlands (inland) -
Other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Huczwa River Catchment. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/01/2021.