RO068
Retezat Mountains


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2007

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia LC breeding 1990-2006 110-140 breeding pairs C6
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus LC breeding 1990-2006 50-80 individuals C6
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum LC breeding 1990-2006 15-20 breeding pairs C6
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus LC breeding 1990-2006 50-70 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding 1990-2006 8-12 breeding pairs C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC breeding 1990-2006 3-4 breeding pairs C6
Three-toed Woodpecker Picoides tridactylus LC breeding 1990-2006 75-100 breeding pairs C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC breeding 1990-2006 2-3 breeding pairs C6
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva LC breeding 1990-2006 800-1,300 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Strei - Hațeg Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 24,978 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Retezat National Park UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 38,047 protected area contained by site 54,400
Retezat Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 43,528 protected area contains site 37,821
Peștera Zeicului Monument al naturii 51 protected area contained by site 0
Peștera cu Corali Monument al naturii 61 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Parcul Național Retezat Parc national 38,319 protected area contains site 54,400
Parcul Național Domogled - Valea Cernei Parc national 61,658 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nordul Gorjului de Vest Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 86,980 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Munții Retezat Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 38,316 protected area contains site 37,821
Geoparcul Dinozaurilor Țara Hațegului Parc natural 100,063 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Gemenele Rezervatie naturala 1,948 protected area contained by site 0
Domogled - Valea Cernei Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 62,121 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Domogled - Valea Cernei Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 66,734 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Coridorul Rusca Montană - Țarcu - Retezat Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 24,431 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ciucevele Cernei Rezervatie naturala 670 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Coastline -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Retezat Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2020.