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Location Serbia, Voivodina-Srem
Central coordinates 19o 34.00' East  45o 4.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 42,000 ha
Altitude 100 - 539m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (Affiliate)

Site description A large, forest-covered massif situated in the north of Srem. Broadleaved forests (oak Quercus, lime Tilia, beech Fagus, hornbeam Carpinus and ash Fraxinus) are interspersed with steppe and wooded steppe, pasture, meadows, vineyards and arable land. Recreational tourism is well developed due to the proximity of Belgrade and Novi Sad.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug breeding  1997  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Endangered 
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca breeding  1997  2-3 breeding pairs  good  A1  Vulnerable 
Lesser Spotted Eagle Clanga pomarina breeding  1997  1-2 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops breeding  1997  20-40 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Picus viridis resident  1997  60-100 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Not Recognised 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1997  300-500 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor breeding  1997  10-20 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1997  60-80 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Fruska Gora National Park 25,400 protected area contained by site 25,400  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  70%
Shrubland   -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
forestry 75%
hunting 60%
nature conservation and research 80%
tourism/recreation 90%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
water management -

Protection status National Partial International None25,400 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Fruška Gora, 25,400 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fruska Gora. Downloaded from on 22/10/2014

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