Country/territory: Serbia

IBA criteria met: A1, B1i, B1iii, B2 (2009)
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Area: 45,911 ha

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Site description (2000 baseline)
The limestone gorges of the Uvac and Mileševka rivers, situated between the Zlatar, Zlatibor and Jadovnik mountains and the Sjenicka plateau in western Serbia. The central part of the IBA is covered with dense coniferous or mixed forest (spruce Picea, fir Abies, pine Pinus, beech Fagus and oak Quercus); the periphery is mostly bare mountainous terrain. Extensive pasture and mown meadows exist towards the Sjenicka plateau. Human activities include cattle-rearing.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for a variety of breeding raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (wintering).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Uvac-Milesevka. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.