Carpathian Vulkanichnyj Mountains

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 1997 10-15 breeding pairs B2
Tawny Owl Strix aluco LC resident 1997 60-80 breeding pairs B3
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC resident 1997 8-10 breeding pairs B2
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 1997 10-14 breeding pairs B2
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis LC breeding 1997 40-50 breeding pairs B2
Grey-faced Woodpecker Picus canus LC resident 1997 180-280 breeding pairs B2
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 1997 50-70 breeding pairs B3
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU breeding 1997 3-5 breeding pairs B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Zacharovana dolina State Zakaznik 150 protected area overlaps with site 0
Primeval Beech Forests of the Carpathians and the Ancient Beech Forests of Germany World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 29,279 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Karpatskiy National Biosphere Zapovednik 57,880 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Carpathian UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 57,800 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Humid grasslands, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Forestry plantations, Other urban and industrial areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Carpathian Vulkanichnyj Mountains. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.