PL031
Ilawa Forest


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2010 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
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC breeding 2009 2 breeding pairs C6
White-tailed Sea-eagle Haliaeetus albicilla LC breeding 2007-2008 9-13 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC breeding 2007 100-140 breeding pairs C6
Bluethroat Luscinia svecica LC breeding 2007 21-27 breeding pairs C6
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva LC breeding 2007 300-400 breeding pairs C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2010).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2009 not assessed very high not assessed
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset medium

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration 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
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Rzeki Dzierzgoń (woj. pomorskie) Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 4,275 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Park Krajobrazowy Pojezierza Iławskiego Park Krajobrazowy 25,427 protected area contains site 25,045
Ostoja Iławska Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 21,029 protected area overlaps with site 19,362
Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu Pojezierza Iławskiego - Wschód Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 2,245 protected area overlaps with site 0
Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu Pojezierza Iławskiego - część A i B Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 13,678 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lasy Iławskie Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 25,219 protected area overlaps with site 24,380
Kanału Elbląskiego Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 30,426 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Jezioro Gaudy Rezerwat Przyrody 521 protected area contained by site 333
Jasne Rezerwat Przyrody 106 protected area contained by site 106
Czerwica Rezerwat Przyrody 13 protected area contained by site 12
Aleje Pojezierza Iławskiego Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 377 protected area overlaps with site 74

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Raised bogs, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Ruderal land -
Grassland -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
not utilised -
hunting -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ilawa Forest. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/ilawa-forest-iba-poland on 23/09/2023.