Sicevo gorge

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
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.

Protected areas
National Low International None860 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Park (860 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sicevo gorge. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.