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Aggtelek Karst


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia LC breeding 2001 40-70 breeding pairs C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 2001 23-31 breeding pairs C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 2001 3 breeding pairs C6
Picus canus NR breeding 2001 140-180 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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Szuha-völgy Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,039 protected area overlaps with site 54
Caves of Aggtelek Karst and Slovak Karst World Heritage Site 56,651 protected area contained by site 0
Bódva-völgy és a Sas-patak-völgye Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,695 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Aggteleki-karszt és peremterületei Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 23,104 protected area overlaps with site 16,575
Aggteleki-karszt Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 67 protected area contained by site 18,979
Aggteleki National Park 20,200 protected area contained by site 19,763
Aggtelek Biosphere Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 19,247 protected area contained by site 19,247

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Wooded steppe -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Humid grasslands -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aggtelek Karst. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 15/12/2017.