The largest massif in eastern Serbia, close to the Bulgarian border; this is a transboundary IBA, listed as `Tchuprene' (Bulgarian site 002). Habitat-types present include sparse coniferous (spruce Picea, fir Abies) and broadleaved (beech Fagus) forest, sub-Mediterranean thickets, and alpine/steppic pastures. Human activities are limited.
This is an important site for breeding raptors and other upland species.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stara mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/09/2019.