Man-made cliffs of loess at the western end of the Zlatia plateau in north-western Bulgaria, surrounded by steppe-like habitats and scrub. Ailanthus covers part of the loess walls. Ownership of the IBA may be communal but this is uncertain. Human activities include sheep-grazing and loess excavation in small quantities.
This is one of the most important nesting colonies of Merops apiaster in the country.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There are no serious threats to this site.
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