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Location Albania, Peshkopi
Central coordinates 20o 15.00' East  41o 45.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 1,280 ha
Altitude 1,375 - 2,121m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Site description A mountainous area with Fagus and Abies alba forests, lakes and bogs with Pinus mugo and areas of Taxus baccata.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding Aquila chrysaetos, and also Tetrao urogallus and Alectoris graeca (1989 data only, no recent data available).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  present  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Lura National Park 1,280 protected area contained by site 1,280  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National High International None1,280 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Lura, 1,280 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lura. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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