Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
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.

Key biodiversity
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.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Zlatiata. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.