Aggtelek Karst

Country/territory: Hungary

IBA criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 23,602 ha

Hungarian Ornithological and Nature Conservation Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
The site is situated on the Hungarian part of the Gömör-Torna karst plateau, adjacent to the Slovakian border. The main rock formation is Triassic limestone, which is overlain by forest soils. These soils support extensive areas of native deciduous forest, rocky grasslands and wet meadows, whilst the valleys are extensively farmed.

Key biodiversity
An important area for raptors and forest birds, with Crex crex breeding in the valleys.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Aggtelek Karst. Downloaded from on 23/09/2023.