The forests covering these hills and mountains of the Western Carpathians consist mainly of Fagus, Acer, Fraxinus, Tilia and, at lower altitudes, Quercus. Mesophile meadows occur within the forest and on the edges of the IBA. The southern and western fringes are covered by arable land and densely populated urban areas. The IBA is popular for tourist activities such as trekking and cross-country skiing, although forestry and agriculture remain the main land-uses.
An important site for several species of raptor. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Povazský Inovec. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2020.