|Location||Serbia, East Serbia|
|Central coordinates||22o 45.00' East 43o 15.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, B2|
|Altitude||400 - 2,169m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2009|
Site description The largest massif in eastern Serbia, close to the Bulgarian border; this is a transboundary IBA, listed as `Tchuprene' (Bulgarian site 002). Habitat-types present include sparse coniferous (spruce Picea, fir Abies) and broadleaved (beech Fagus) forest, sub-Mediterranean thickets, and alpine/steppic pastures. Human activities are limited.
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Stara planina||Regional Nature Park||142,000||protected area contained by site||141,000|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland||30%|
|Grassland||Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Dry siliceous grassland; Humid grasslands; Mesophile grasslands; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland||50%|
|Wetlands (inland)||Raised bogs; Rivers and streams||-|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land||15%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
|nature conservation and research||10%|
Protection status National Partial International NoneIBA overlaps with Regional Nature Park (Stara planina, 142,000 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stara mountain-Vidlic. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/11/2014
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