HR034
Lika Karst Fields


Country/territory: Croatia

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2010)
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Area: 83,558 ha

Protection status:

Association BIOM

Site description
The complex of Karst polje with extensive wet and dry grasslands, flooded lowlands, rivers and underground streams. It includes Licko, Kosinjsko, Gacko, Krbavsko, Crnacko, Stajnicko, Gracacko polje and Bjelopolje. The area also includes hills covered mainly with beech and fir-beech forests. It is one of the most important breeding area for Lesser Grey Shrike and Corncrake in Croatia. The main threats to birds originate from changes in traditional farming, excessive or illegal hunting, river canalization, changes of water level in grasslands and agricultural intensification.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lika Karst Fields. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/08/2020.