The Important Bird Areas programme aims to safeguard the most valuable sites for the conservation of Europe's threatened birds. A national follow-up to the above mentioned programme is this inventory for the Czech Republic.'
Important Bird Areas in the Czech Republic describes 16 important Bird Areas and provides up-dated information about the situation at these sites. Volunteers and staff of the Czech Society for Ornithology must be congratulated for collecting and analysing this enormously valuable data on IBAs, and to present it in such an attractive package. Important Bird Areas in the Czech Republic is illustrated with numerous excellent color photos, local maps and tables with data on the respective areas.