SK001
Morava


Country/territory: Slovakia

IBA Criteria met: C4, C6 (2004)
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Area: 28,486 ha

Slovak Ornithological Society / BirdLife Slovakia

Site summary
This lowland area is comprised of Morava river alluvium and shifting sand habitats. The prevailing habi­tats are intensively cultivated agricultural land, meadows, mixed forests, as well as sparse communities of soft and hardwood alluvial forests and wetland habitats (e.g. oxbow lakes). The area is used mainly for haymaking, forestry, hunting and recreational activities (tourism, cycling, sport fishing). It is an important area for breeding water birds and other bird species of riverine habitats, as well as birds of prey. It is a significant roosting area for migrating geese. The main threats to the area include restrictions in agricultural use and an increase in recreational activities. The site is proposed as an SPA.

Acknowledgements
Spoluautori: Rudolf Jureček.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Morava. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2021.