Breginjski Stol and Planja

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2003 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2003).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Julijske Alpe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 74,086 protected area overlaps with site 244
Breginjski Stol Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,601 protected area overlaps with site 1,205
Breginjski Stol Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,313 protected area overlaps with site 1,341


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Mesophile grasslands -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
rangeland/pastureland -
not utilised -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Breginjski Stol and Planja. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.