The site is located in the steppe bioregion comprising a representative area in the west of the South Dobrogea plateau with altitudes below 200 m. It is wide undulating along the folds of Sarmatian limestones and has a slight slope from east to west. The valleys have a pronounced endorheic character. The area has an arid climate, with high average temperatures (10-11 degrees C), high temperatures in summer, low rainfall (around 400 mm/year), tropical days and frequent droughts; in winter the Crivat frequently beats. The area is designated as a Special Protection Area. It protects 62 species of the Nature Directives. Comprises a mosaic of habitats dominated by arable areas and steppe meadows between which are interspersed bodies of lush forest. Arable farming, grazing and forestry are the primary land use in the site.