Nízke Tatry

Country/territory: Slovakia

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2004)
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Area: 96,951 ha

Protection status:

Slovak Ornithological Society / BirdLife Slovakia
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 high unfavourable low
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Site description
A mountain range over 80 km in length and up to 30 km wide that runs east-west through central Slovakia. The area is very diverse geomorphologically, with deep valleys separated by numerous ridges, and limestone and dolomite karst formations. Forests are composed mainly of Picea, with Fagus, Abies, Acer, Pinus and occasionally Taxus at lower altitudes. Well known for its ski centres, trekking trails, public caves and recreational facilities.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding species of forest and both alpine and valley grasslands. Ciconia nigra, C. ciconia, Pernis apivorus, Caprimulgus europaeus, Picus canus, Prunella collaris and Tichodroma muraria also breed.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nízke Tatry. Downloaded from on 27/09/2020.