Bovista paludosa is a species associated with mosses and growing in one of the most vulnerable and declining habitats – peat bogs and mires as well as alkaline and neutral fens and wet meadows. These habitats are among the most threatened types of terrestrial habitats due to hydrological system modifications, surface water and air pollution (eutrophication), natural succession and erosion, and forest management. Thus, the species is threatened by habitat loss and degradation. Its population decline has been widely reported. The current and potential locations of the species in our country are not within protected areas, excluding the site Skrtec (Korab Mt), which is within the boundaries of Mavrovo NP.
1 Residential & commercial development
7 Natural system modifications
7.2 Dams & water management/use
7.2.3 Abstraction of surface water (agricultural use)
9.3 Agricultural & forestry effluents
9.3.2 Soil erosion, sedimentation
11.1 Habitat shifting & alteration