Demir Kapija Gorge

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT resident - common A3
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2006-2010 2-3 breeding pairs A1
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 2007 5-8 breeding pairs B2
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 2005 4-6 breeding pairs B2
Subalpine Warbler Curruca cantillans LC breeding - common A3
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC breeding - common A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding - common A3
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala LC breeding - frequent A3

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Klisura Demir Kapija Zastiteni podracja koi seuste ne se revidirani 334 protected area contained by site 0
Iberliska Reka Zastiteni podracja koi seuste ne se revidirani 26 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Other -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Demir Kapija Gorge. Downloaded from on 12/08/2022.