Trascău Mountains

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Two limestone gorges in the Trascãu mountains. The steep slopes are partially covered by herbs, bushes and Pinus trees. Quercus, Fagus and Carpinus dominated woodlands, grasslands and hay-meadows also occur. The surrounds are used for agriculture and cattle-grazing, with tourism in the gorges.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding raptors, forest species and birds associated with rocky habitats.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is from increasing and currently uncontrolled tourism. Unregulated climbing threatens breeding species such as Aquila chrysaetos. Poaching of game species occurs.

Protected areas
National Partial International None355 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (întregalde, 355 ha). 200 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Râmeþi, 200 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Trascău Mountains. Downloaded from on 28/11/2020.