IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2005)
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Area: 43,494 ha
Site description (baseline)
Man-made cliffs of loess at the western end of the Zlatia plateau in north-western Bulgaria, surrounded by steppe-like habitats and scrub. Ailanthus covers part of the loess walls. Ownership of the IBA may be communal but this is uncertain. Human activities include sheep-grazing and loess excavation in small quantities.
This is one of the most important nesting colonies of Merops apiaster in the country.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Zlatiata. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/420 on 29/05/2023.