Carpathian Biosphere Reserve

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC breeding 1996 90 breeding pairs B2
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus LC breeding 1996 85 breeding pairs B2
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC breeding 1996 13 breeding pairs B3
Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus LC breeding 1996 260 breeding pairs B3

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 29,279 protected area overlaps with site 0
Karpatskiy National Biosphere Zapovednik 57,880 protected area overlaps with site 0
Carpathian UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 57,800 protected area overlaps with site 12,507


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Carpathian Biosphere Reserve. Downloaded from on 09/12/2022.