Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR110 Kandili mountain
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Criteria: B3, C6
Coordinates: 38o 41' N 23o 28' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-1246 m
Area: 5700 ha

Site Description
A low mountain in northern Evia, with extensive conifer forests, mixed forests and scrub. Human activities include forestry, livestock-farming, and hunting.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (10%, Other urban and industrial areas), Forest (79%, Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland), Shrubland (15%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (30%), forestry (70%), urban/industrial/transport (5%)

Protection status
National Partial International None
Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Iera Moni Galtaki, 900ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Palioplatana/Dafnontos- Pagontos- Kamaritsas, 2,500ha).

This is an important site for breeding raptors and for passage migrants.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Emberiza caesia Cretzschmar's Bunting breeding 1996 Frequent unknown B3, C6

Conservation issues
The main threats are from road construction and tourism developments. Other threats are from overgrazing, quarrying and agricultural and urban expansion.

Threats: abandonment/reduction of land management (unknown), agricultural intensification/expansion (low), extraction industry (low), forest grazing (low), industrialization/urbanization (low), infrastructure (medium), intensified forest management (low), recreation/tourism (low), unsustainable exploitation (medium)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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