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Location Serbia, East Serbia
Central coordinates 22o 0.00' East  44o 0.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 10,000 ha
Altitude 270 - 1,191m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (Affiliate)

Site description Situated in eastern Serbia and surrounded by the Malinik and Dubašnica mountains. The cliffs in the limestone gorge are up to 500 m high; screes and diverse vegetation are also present. The Dubašnica plateau supports dry pasture and beech Fagus forest, interspersed with typical karst relief. Human activities include husbandry and hunting of large mammals.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1995  50-80 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus breeding  1993  50-80 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lazareva Pecina Speleological Monument 0 protected area overlaps with site 0  
Malinik Strict Nature Reserve 0 protected area overlaps with site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland  50%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  20%
Grassland Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams  -
Caves and subterranean habitats (non-aquatic) Caves  -
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  5%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 70%
hunting 80%
nature conservation and research 10%
tourism/recreation 5%
agriculture -

Protection status National Partial International NoneIBA overlaps with Strict Nature Reserve (Malinik). IBA overlaps with Speleological Monument (Lazareva Pecina).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zlot gorge-Dubasnica. Downloaded from on 24/10/2014

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