Jura mountains of Baselland - Solothurn

Country/territory: Switzerland

IBA Criteria met: B2, B3 (2000)
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Area: 37,280 ha

SVS/BirdLife Switzerland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 high not assessed low
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Site summary
Hills in the Jura mountains dominated by deciduous woodland and a diverse mosaic of meadows and orchards. The site is important for species breeding in lowland forests, such as Grey-headed Woodpecker, Middle Spotted Woodpecker and Common Redstart. The main threats are from the proximity of urban areas which results in habitat destruction within the IBA from building and disturbance from recreation. Species conservation programmes have started for Little Owl and Woodchat Shrike.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Jura mountains of Baselland - Solothurn. Downloaded from on 04/07/2022.