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Levocské hills


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

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 1995-2003 80-160 males C1
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC breeding 1995-2003 7 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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 medium unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle 7 7 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) Unknown Unknown negligible
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Valalska voda Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 18 protected area contained by site 0
Valalská voda Prírodná rezervácia / súkromná prírodná rezervácia 14 protected area contained by site 14
Uhliska Protected Site 3 protected area contained by site 3
Torysa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 19 protected area contained by site 22
Stredny tok Popradu Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 265 protected area overlaps with site 0
Spisskopodhradske strane Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 55 protected area contained by site 52
Podhorské Prírodná pamiatka / súkromná prírodná pamiatka 0 protected area contained by site 1
Ordzovianska Dubina Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 216 protected area overlaps with site 203
Levocske vrchy Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 45,598 protected area overlaps with site 0
Levocska dubina Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 600 protected area overlaps with site 59
Kolackovsky potok Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7 protected area overlaps with site 0
Jazerec Prírodná pamiatka / súkromná prírodná pamiatka 0 protected area contained by site 1
Hájik Prírodná rezervácia / súkromná prírodná rezervácia 4 protected area contained by site 4
Bišar - OP Buffer Zone of a National Nature Reserve, Nature Reserve, National Nature Monument, Nature Monument; 4 protected area contained by site 0
Bišar Prírodná rezervácia / súkromná prírodná rezervácia 2 protected area contained by site 2

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations, Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
military -
urban/industrial/transport -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Levocské hills. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/08/2020.