Mt Dinara

Country/territory: Croatia

IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C2, C6 (2010)
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Area: 46,466 ha

Association BIOM

Site description (baseline)
Dinara is the highest mountain in Croatia with the most extensive mountain pastures in the country. It holds the only nesting population of Shore Lark (Horned Lark) in Croatia. There is a high occurrence of rocky habitats and cliffs in the area. Forest habitats are represented by young submediterranean woods and hop-hornbeam scrub on the hills. Dwarf pine scrub is intensively overgrowing pastures on the top levels of mountain. Main threats to birds are changes in traditional farming, excessive or illegal hunting and planned or ongoing infrastructural development (wind-energy plants, powerlines).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mt Dinara. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.