|Location||Serbia, Southeast Serbia|
|Central coordinates||22o 3.00' East 42o 22.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2, B3|
|Altitude||410 - 1,345m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description An extensive valley surrounded by the mountains of Kozjak, Rujen and Vlasinske in south-east Serbia, on the borders with Macedonia and Bulgaria. The diverse vegetation reflects sub-Mediterranean influences. Degraded oak Quercus forest occurs with open, dry grassland and areas of scrub. Human activities include cattle-rearing and some agriculture, as well as tourism at a low level.
Key Biodiversity This is an important site for a number of species associated with open, heterogeneous landscapes.
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Prohor Pciniski||Landscape Nature Reserve||120||protected area contained by site||120|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Wooded steppe||35%|
|Shrubland||Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub||25%|
|Grassland||Dry siliceous grassland; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||10%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Rivers and streams||3%|
|Rocky areas||Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders||15%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land; Urban parks and gardens||10%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Low International None120 ha of IBA covered by Landscape Nature Reserve (Prohor Pciniski, 120 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pcinja. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2014
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