Labské pískovce sandstones

Country/territory: Czechia

IBA Criteria met: A1, C1, C6 (2002)
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Area: 35,480 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 not assessed favourable not assessed
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Site description
The singularity of this IBA is given by the degree to which it is covered by forests and the number of rocky formations that together create a unique landscape with a wide spectrum of biotopes - wet lowlands and dry and temperate uplands; deep gorges with wet alpine microclimate; streams, ponds and wetlands; and also quite varied farmland. This means that the area hosts alpine and temperate species as close neighbours. The never-freezing stream of the Labe river is important as well - it serves as wintering site and migration stopover for many species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Labské pískovce sandstones. Downloaded from on 14/04/2021.