Mount Biokovo and Rilic

Country/territory: Croatia

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B1iv, B2, C2, C5, C6 (2010)
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Area: 37,718 ha

Protection status:

Association BIOM

Site description
Biokovo is a high mountain with extensive rocky habitats and cliffs, especially on the coastal site. Forests are represented mainly by submediterranean white oak forests and aleppo pine groves. Open habitats are mostly rocky with dry grasslands. It is the second most important breeding area of Ortolan Bunting. Birds are threatened by changes in traditional farming, excessive or illegal hunting and unregulated recreational activities and tourism.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Biokovo and Rilic. Downloaded from on 06/07/2020.