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Pcinja


Country/territory: Serbia

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, B3 (2009)
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Area: 14,942 ha

Protection status:

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia

Site description
An extensive valley surrounded by the mountains of Kozjak, Rujen and Vlasinske in south-east Serbia, on the borders with Macedonia and Bulgaria. The diverse vegetation reflects sub-Mediterranean influences. Degraded oak Quercus forest occurs with open, dry grassland and areas of scrub. Human activities include cattle-rearing and some agriculture, as well as tourism at a low level.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for a number of species associated with open, heterogeneous landscapes.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pcinja. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2019.