IBA criteria met: A1, B1i, B1iii, B2 (2009)
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Area: 45,911 ha
Site description (baseline)
The limestone gorges of the Uvac and Mileevka 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.
The site is important for a variety of breeding raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (wintering).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Uvac-Milesevka. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/3091 on 01/06/2023.