Hagieni forest

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An isolated area of forest in a steppe zone, dominated by Quercus. The forest contains many small clearings with wetlands and patches of grassland.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding forest species and migrating passerines. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (4-8 passage birds).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The most important threat is from afforestation with Pinus˜fewer species have been recorded in plantations compared with natural forest.

Protected areas
National Partial International None393 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Hagieni, 393 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Hagieni forest. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.