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.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are intensified forest management and recreation/tourism.
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).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Resava gorge. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 17/09/2021.