Year of compilation: 2000
A mountainous area in the south-eastern Carpathians supporting a diversity of habitat-types. Fagus
forests predominate with dwarf Pinus
scrub at the treeline and alpine pastures above that.
This is an important site for species associated with open alpine habitats and extensive montane Fagus
and coniferous forests.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
No serious threats are known at the site. The World Bank (GEF) began sponsoring a programme of research and management in 1999; a management plan exists for the site.
High54,400 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Retezat, 54,400 ha). 54,400 ha of IBA covered by Biosphere Reserve (Retezat National Park, 54,400 ha).
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Retezat Mountains. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 17/10/2021.