HU015
Gerecse


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A low limestone mountain situated between the town of Tatabánya and the River Danube. Deciduous oak Quercus forests cover the lower slopes, with submontane forests of Quercus, Carpinus, Fagus and karst scrub at higher altitudes.



Key biodiversity
An important area for raptors and other forest birds.



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat to the site is posed by intensive forestry practices. MME's local chapter is actively involved in the protection of raptors.



Protected areas
National Partial International None8,617 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Protected Area (Gerecsei, 8,617 ha).




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gerecse. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/10/2022.