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Location Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
Central coordinates 21o 42.11' East  41o 9.43' North
IBA criteria A1, A3, B2
Area 65,529 ha
Altitude 300 - 1,664m
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
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca breeding  2007  10-30 breeding pairs  A3  Near Threatened 
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus breeding  2010  1-2 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  2003  120-150 breeding pairs  good  A1  Least Concern 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  2008  8-11 breeding pairs  B2  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  2006  4-6 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  2007  4-5 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2  Endangered 
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans breeding  common  A3  Least Concern 
Western Rock-nuthatch Sitta neumayer breeding  common  A3  Least Concern 
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica breeding  common  A3  Least Concern 
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala breeding  common  A3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2013 high very unfavourable negligible
Population
Unknown

Energy production and mining mining and quarrying likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture 7 2 breeding pairs 29 very unfavourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  negligible 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  33%
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  24%
Other   minor
Grassland   11%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  1%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mariovo. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/12/2014

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