|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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The IBA comprises hills of volcanic origin, situated south and east of the Ohre river. A crater with a diameter of c.30 km forms a central depression, with fish-ponds and water reservoirs located on the periphery of the IBA. Fagus forests support a species-rich herb layer, and scree forests also occur. A mosaic of grassland, shrub and broadleaved coppice communities has developed on abandoned agricultural land. Whilst military training is a major land-use, the IBA remains relatively unaffected by human activity.
The IBA supports large numbers of forest and grassland species. The first complete data on avifauna were obtained during a 1987-1989 study, and 220 bird species have now been recorded.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Doupov hills. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/02/2023.