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Solska Forest


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2010

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC breeding 2006-2009 50-60 males C6
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus LC breeding 2006-2007 100-360 breeding pairs C6
Corncrake Crex crex LC breeding 2006-2009 150 males C1
Spotted Crake Porzana porzana LC breeding 2004-2008 10-30 males C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2005-2008 20-30 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC breeding 2009 33-35 breeding pairs C6
Ural Owl Strix uralensis LC breeding 2006-2009 13-14 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 2006-2009 8-10 breeding pairs C6
European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus LC breeding 2006-2009 65-80 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina LC breeding 2006-2009 33-36 breeding pairs C6
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius LC breeding 2009 400-800 breeding pairs C6
Woodlark Lullula arborea LC breeding 2006-2009 1,000-1,500 breeding pairs C6
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria LC breeding 2005-2009 100-200 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2009 very high near favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification marine and freshwater aquaculture - subsistence/artisinal aquaculture happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification wood and pulp plantations (includes afforestation) - small-holder plantations happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - unspecified species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - dams (size unknown) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
No known threats no known threats happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Grassland 0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 poor (40-69%) poor (40-69%) very unfavourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Crex crex Corncrake 120 150 males 100 favourable
Ciconia nigra Black Stork 30 30 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Aegolius funereus Boreal Owl 15 35 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Strix uralensis Ural Owl 8 14 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Bubo bubo Eurasian Eagle-owl 5 10 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Pernis apivorus European Honey-buzzard 80 80 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Clanga pomarina Lesser Spotted Eagle 40 36 breeding pairs 90 near favourable
Lullula arborea Woodlark 1500 1500 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Sylvia nisoria Barred Warbler 200 200 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Uroczyska Puszczy Solskiej Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 34,671 protected area contained by site 34,672
Szum Rezerwat Przyrody 18 protected area overlaps with site 0
Szczebrzeszyński Park Krajobrazowy Park Krajobrazowy 19,379 protected area overlaps with site 0
Roztocze Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 103,503 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Roztoczański Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu (woj. podkarpackie) Obszar Chronionego Krajobrazu 31,236 protected area overlaps with site 0
Puszcza Solska Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 79,349 protected area contains site 78,840
Park Krajobrazowy Puszczy Solskiej Park Krajobrazowy 29,411 protected area contained by site 28,980
Obary Rezerwat Przyrody 83 protected area contained by site 0
Nad Tanwią Rezerwat Przyrody 54 protected area contained by site 0
Dolina Dolnej Tanwi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,518 protected area overlaps with site 3,955
Czartowe Pole Rezerwat Przyrody 80 protected area contained by site 0
Bukowy Las Rezerwat Przyrody 86 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
water management -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Solska Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2021.