Resava gorge

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A limestone gorge situated in the mountainous area of Juzni Kucaj in eastern Serbia, near Despotovac and Zagubica. Cliffs, rocky terrain, forest (beech Fagus, oak Quercus, hornbeam Carpinus) and pasture are present; a coniferous plantation was recently established. Human activities include cattle-grazing.

Key biodiversity
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are intensified forest management and recreation/tourism.

Protected areas
National Partial International None885 ha of IBA covered by Strict Nature Reserve (Klisura Gornje, 885 ha). 70 ha of IBA covered by Strict Nature Reserve (Vinatovaca, 70 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Resava gorge. Downloaded from on 29/11/2021.