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Beskid Slaski Mountains


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
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC breeding 2005-2008 100 individuals C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2005-2008 6-14 breeding pairs C6
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC breeding 2005-2008 35-50 breeding pairs C6
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus LC breeding 2005-2008 20-30 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)
2010 very high 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
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
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 domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Tetrao urogallus Western Capercaillie 100 100 males 100 favourable
Ciconia nigra Black Stork 14 14 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Picus canus 50 55 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Picoides tridactylus 30 30 breeding pairs 100 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 Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zadni Gaj Rezerwat Przyrody 6 protected area contained by site 0
Wisła Rezerwat Przyrody 59 protected area contained by site 0
Stok Szendzielni Rezerwat Przyrody 58 protected area contained by site 0
Park Krajobrazowy Beskidu Śląskiego Park Krajobrazowy 38,276 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kuźnie Rezerwat Przyrody 7 protected area contained by site 0
Jaworzyna Rezerwat Przyrody 39 protected area contained by site 0
Dolina Łańskiego Potoku Rezerwat Przyrody 46 protected area contained by site 0
Czantoria Rezerwat Przyrody 98 protected area contained by site 0
Beskid Śląski Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 26,405 protected area contained by site 0
Barania Góra Rezerwat Przyrody 383 protected area contained by site 0


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Beskid Slaski Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/09/2020.