Situated on the eastern side of the Rarãu mountains in the East Carpathians, this is thought to be one of the oldest natural conifer forests in Europe (some trees are up to 350 years old).
This is an important site for breeding raptors, particularly owls. 128 species have been recorded. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (non-breeding).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rarău Mountains - Giumalău. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/10/2020.