Middle Dalmatian Islands and Peljesac Penninsula

Country/territory: Croatia

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B1iv, B2, B3, C2, C5, C6 (2010)
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Area: 141,160 ha

Association BIOM

Site description
The area comprises four large islands (Brac, Hvar, Korcula, Solta) and Peljesac peninsula as well as islets between the island of Korcula and the Peljesac peninsula. All types of Mediterranean habitats (open and forest habitats) are present in the area. Rocky habitats with cliffs are well developed at Peljesac. The area holds the most important Nightjar population in Croatia. Main threats are unregulated recreational activities and tourism, changes in traditional farming, excessive or illegal hunting, overfishing and planned or ongoing infrastructural development (wind-energy plants, powerlines).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Middle Dalmatian Islands and Peljesac Penninsula. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.