Rare species: O.U.G. 57/2007 with 2011 additions:Annex 3 and 4A–Canis lupus,Lynx lynx;Annex 5A–Martes martes;Annex 5B–Cervus elaphus,Capreolus capreolus,Vulpes vulpes,Martes foina,Meles meles,Sciurus vulgaris,Sus Scrofa
Declin species (at European level according to IUCN)–Lynx lynx,Martes foina
Thriving species:Canis lupus,Capreolus capreolus,Vulpes vulpes,Sus scrofa
Following the three factors category proposed by NatureServe applied on the selected key species we can issue the following conclusions:
1.All the key species are linked to the other species and to the surrounding habitats, contributing to the food chain. The conservation measures for this group, will take into account their ecological niche.
2.According to Romanian legislation (O.U.G. 57/2007 with 2011 additions) all the selected key species are in need for conservation measures, but as we can see, some of them are thriving even according to IUCN European Red List.
3.The decline species at European level are also threaten at national and local level, especially due to habitat loss, trophy hunting.
4.Lynx lynx is represented in this area by a single individual who has his principal shelter in one cave from the SE wall of the quarry.
5.Their local conservation status is stable but fragile, due to poaching activities that we also encounter during our field trips.