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Location Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Central coordinates 21o 26.26' East  41o 11.41' North
IBA criteria A1, B2
Area 137,189 ha
Altitude 580 - 1,471m
Year of IBA assessment 2008

Macedonian Ecological Society (Affiliate)



Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca resident  2002  10-15 breeding pairs  B2  Near Threatened 
White Stork Ciconia ciconia breeding  2002  220-230 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus resident  2008  20-30 individuals  A1  Vulnerable 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2002  750-850 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Least Concern 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  2002  10-30 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Not Recognised 
Eurasian Scops-owl Otus scops breeding  2002  50-200 breeding pairs  poor  B2  Least Concern 
Little Owl Athene noctua resident  2002  150-300 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
European Roller Coracias garrulus breeding  2002  10-30 breeding pairs  medium  A1  Near Threatened 
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor breeding  2002  30-100 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 high unfavourable negligible
Population
Unknown

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel 850 350 breeding pairs 42 unfavourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Very little or no conservation action taking place  negligible 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  89%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  4%
Grassland   1%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  minor

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