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GR108 Galaxidi
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Criteria: A1, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6
Coordinates: 38o 22' N 22o 23' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-750 m
Area: 2000 ha

Site Description
This coastal site is dominated by phrygana and perennial crops, particularly olive-groves. The village of Galaxidi lies within the IBA. Human activities include livestock-farming, arable agriculture and hunting.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (28%, Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves), Shrubland (70%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (20%), tourism/recreation, urban/industrial/transport

Protection status
National Partial International None
Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Xirotri/Galaxidiou- Penteorioan, 1,300ha).

The site is important for species associated with a mixture of scrub and agricultural land.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel breeding 1996 100 120 good A1, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6

Conservation issues
A change in the methods of building roofs and walls in the village would be a potential threat to Falco naumanni (`Other' threats, above).

Threats: other (unknown)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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