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Location Romania, Harghita
Central coordinates 25o 46.70' East  46o 23.06' North
IBA criteria C1, C6
Area 53,710 ha
Altitude 686 - 1,384m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  1990-2006  60-90 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  1990-2006  85-105 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Corncrake Crex crex breeding  1990-2006  150-200 breeding pairs  good  C1, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Bazinul Ciucului de Jos - ROSCI0007 Habitats Directive 2,687 protected area overlaps with site 2,370  
Depresiunea Å Birds Directive 17,188 protected area contained by site 17,188  
Harghita MÄ Habitats Directive 13,349 protected area overlaps with site 6,289  
Tinovul Luci - ROSCI0246 Habitats Directive 271 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ciuc Depression. Downloaded from on 07/05/2015

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