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Location Serbia, Southeast Serbia
Central coordinates 22o 22.00' East  42o 41.00' North
IBA criteria B2
Area 22,000 ha
Altitude 900 - 1,874m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Bird Protection and Study Society of Serbia (Affiliate)



Site description A plateau surrounded by the summits of Vardenik, Cemernik and Vrtop in south-east Serbia. The main part of the plateau has been turned into a large freshwater reservoir, with floating peat islands. The surroundings comprise coniferous and broadleaved (beech Fagus) forest and pasture.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Quail Coturnix coturnix breeding  1992  500-1,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio breeding  1993  300-500 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Wood Lark Lullula arborea breeding  1993  100-300 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Eurasian Skylark Alauda arvensis breeding  1993  3,000-4,000 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Treeline ecotone  25%
Shrubland Scrub  5%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Dry siliceous grassland; Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands  30%
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Raised bogs; Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  25%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land  15%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 70%
fisheries/aquaculture 30%
forestry 40%
hunting 90%
tourism/recreation 50%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
water management 30%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vlasina. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2014

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