Janów forests

Country/territory: Poland

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2010)
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Area: 62,950 ha

Protection status:

Ogólnopolskie Towarzystwo Ochrony Ptaków
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2009 very high favourable low
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Site description
The north-western part of Solska forest. Wet soils cover half of the area, which is drained by many natural watercourses, channels and ditches. Forest vegetation is dense and species-rich, dominated in places by pine Pinus, fir Abies, spruce Picea, oak Quercus, beech Fagus, ash Fraxinus and alder Alnus. Many stands have a natural character with some old-growth trees. Raised bogs and transitional mires occur in areas with little water flow, and were used in the last century for fish-ponds. There are 150 such former ponds, each with an area of 10-50 ha and a varying amount of plant cover.

Key biodiversity
Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (2-3 pairs), Crex crex.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Janów forests. Downloaded from on 17/04/2021.