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Location Romania, Caras-Severin,Mehedinti
Central coordinates 22o 37.36' East  45o 5.22' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 64,804 ha
Altitude 135 - 2,263m
Year of IBA assessment 2007

Romanian Ornithological Society



Site description An area of limestone valleys with vegetation reflecting both central European and Mediterranean influences. Woodland comprises conifers such as Pinus nigra, as well as areas dominated by deciduous Fagus, Fraxinus and Carpinus. Steep limestone slopes, clearings and grasslands are also present.

Key Biodiversity An important site for breeding raptors and other species associated with upland rocky habitats and forest. The area is also used by migrants.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Falco peregrinus breeding  1990-2006  4-5 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos breeding  1990-2006  3-4 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus breeding  1990-2006  5-8 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo breeding  1990-2006  8-10 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus breeding  1990-2006  150-250 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Dendrocopos leucotos breeding  1990-2006  450-480 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Black Woodpecker Dryocopus martius breeding  1990-2006  135-150 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis breeding  1990-2006  20,000-25,000 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Domogled - Valea Cernei - ROSCI0069 Habitats Directive 62,014 protected area contained by site 62,014  
Domogled - Valea Cernei - ROSPA0035 Birds Directive 61,184 protected area contained by site 61,184  
Domogled Mountain Nature Reserve 2,382 protected area overlaps with site 0  
MunÅ Birds Directive 38,011 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MunÅ Habitats Directive 58,840 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Nordul Gorjului de Vest - ROSCI0129 Habitats Directive 87,321 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Platoul MehedinÅ Habitats Directive 53,892 protected area overlaps with site 3,735  
Retezat - ROSCI0217 Habitats Directive 43,198 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  15%
Shrubland   10%
Coastline   70%
Artificial - terrestrial   5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 90%
tourism/recreation 10%

Protection status National Partial International NoneIBA overlaps with Nature Reserve (Domogled Mountain, 2,382 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Domogled - Cernei valley. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2014

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