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Location Bulgaria
Central coordinates 22o 33.70' East  42o 50.17' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C6
Area 17,399 ha
Altitude 614 - 1,690m
Year of IBA assessment 2005

Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug resident  1996  1 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Endangered 
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus resident  2005  4 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  2005  80 breeding pairs  medium  A1, C1, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lyubash - BG0000624 Habitats Directive 1,267 protected area overlaps with site 919  
Rui - BG0000313 Habitats Directive 1,707 protected area overlaps with site 1,564  
Ruy - BG0002112 Birds Directive 17,399 is identical to site 17,399  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ruy Mountain. Downloaded from on 18/04/2015

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