Jizerské hory mountains

Country/territory: Czechia

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2002)
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Area: 11,672 ha

Protection status:

Czech Society for Ornithology
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2010 medium near favourable medium
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Site description
This IBA includes the upper plateau and the northern slopes which decline steeply to the valley of the Smìdá river. The upper plateau has developped dramatically over the past 30 years. The spruce monoculture which had replaced original fir-beech forests was destroyed by air pollution and subsequently by attacks of larchbud moth and bark beetle. Most damaged stands were clear-cut and part died away. Remnants of old spruce forests were preserved only in reserves. Then the upper plateau was reforested, mainly with the common spruce or with the introduced blue spruce.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jizerské hory mountains. Downloaded from on 10/08/2020.