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Location Romania, Maramures,Suceava
Central coordinates 24o 47.35' East  47o 32.85' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 62,989 ha
Altitude 598 - 2,284m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society



Site description Pietrosul mountain lies in the northern part of the Rodna mountains. Four vegetation belts occur: Fagus forest up to 1,000 m; Abies forest up to 1,700 m; dwarf Pinus shrubs at the treeline; and alpine grasslands and rocky areas above that.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Hazel Grouse Bonasa bonasia breeding  1990-2006  220-280 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Black Grouse Lyrurus tetrix breeding  1990-2006  40-70 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus breeding  1990-2006  180-200 individuals  good  C6  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  1990-2006  2-3 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Pygmy-owl Glaucidium passerinum breeding  1990-2006  35-50 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus breeding  1990-2006  120-150 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Picoides tridactylus breeding  1990-2006  150-180 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
MunÅ Birds Directive 47,211 protected area contained by site 47,211  
MunÅ Habitats Directive 47,975 protected area contained by site 47,975  
MunÅ Habitats Directive 103,391 protected area overlaps with site 5,511  
Pietrosul Mare Nature Reserve 3,068 protected area contained by site 3,068  
Pietrosul Mare Nature Reserve UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 3,068 protected area contained by site 3,068  
Valea Izei Å Habitats Directive 47,675 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  60%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  25%
Coastline   14%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 50%
tourism/recreation 50%

Protection status National High International High3,068 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Pietrosul Mare, 3,068 ha). 3,068 ha of IBA covered by Biosphere Reserve (Pietrosul Mare Nature Reserve, 3,068 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rodnei Mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/07/2014

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