VVÚ Cerová vrchovina a Rimavská kotlina

Cerová vrchovina a Rimavská kotlina

Districts: Rimavská Sobota, Lučenec
Altitude: 150 m – 725 m
Area: 311,83 km2


The area has upland (Cerová vrchovina) and basin (Rimavská kotlina) character. It is partially covered with deciduous forests (thermophilous oak forests, red oak forests, beech woods, Carpathian and Pannonian oak-hornbeam forests and scree forests). On the rest of the area is predominant agricultural landscape with scattered wood vegetation and pastures. There can be found rocky and wetland habitats as well as rural habitats.

Area protection

IBA Cerová vrchovina – Rimavská kotlina was designated a Special Protection Area (SPA) Cerová vrchovina – Porimavie on January 7, 2008.

Other protected areas in the region of IBA Cerová vrchovina– Rimavská kotlina: Protected Landscape Area Cerová vrchovina


The area is particularly important for nesting of species of open areas (mosaic agricultural landscape with scattered wood vegetation and pastures), forests, rocky habitats and wetlands.

Qualifying species

Species Breeding population Criterion
  Pop.min. Pop.max.  

Woodlark - Lullula arborea

80 140 C6

Lesser Grey Shrike - Lanius minor

15 25 C6

Other important species

Little Bittern (Ixobrychus minutus), Honey Buzzard (Pernis apivorus), Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus), Common Quail (Coturnix coturnix), Turtle Dove (Streptopelia turtur), Scops Owl (Otus scops), Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo), Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), Bee-eater (Merops apiaster), Wryneck (Jynx torquilla), Middle Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos medius), Crested Lark (Galerida cristata), Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria)

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