Situated in eastern Serbia between Nis and Bela Palanka, this limestone gorge contains the Nisava river and supports sub-Mediterranean vegetation. Vegetation is dominated by hornbeam Carpinus, Syringa, ash Fraxinus and oak Quercus. A heavily used road passes through the valley.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include the development of traffic infrastructure and quarrying. A management plan exists for part of the site.
National Low International None860 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Park (860 ha).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sicevo gorge. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 31/03/2023.