Beskydy mountains

Country/territory: Czechia

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, B3, C1, C6 (2002)
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Area: 120,386 ha

Czech Society for Ornithology
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 not assessed unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
Situated along the Slovakian border in the Western Carpathians, the IBA includes three mountain ranges: the Moravskoslezské Beskydy mountains (400-1,324 m), the Vsetínské vrchy hills (350-1,024 m) and part of the Javorníky mountains (350-1,071 m). Uniform secondary Picea stands dominate, although remnants of both Carpathian Abies/Fagus primeval forest and mountain Picea forest have been preserved. Farmland covers c.25% of the area, and includes abandoned meadows and pastures.

Key biodiversity
The IBA is important for forest birds, and includes the only native population of Strix uralensis in the country. An increase in the numbers of Crex crex in meadows and grassland has been recorded in recent years.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Beskydy mountains. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.