Považský Inovec

Country/territory: Slovakia

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2 (2000)
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Area: 47,210 ha

Protection status:

Slovak Ornithological Society / BirdLife Slovakia

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
An important site for several species of raptor. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Považský Inovec. Downloaded from on 25/10/2020.