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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR116 Mount Ziria (Killini)
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Criteria: B2
Coordinates: 37o 56' N 22o 25' E (Map)
Altitude: 700-2374 m
Area: 19400 ha

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Site Description
A limestone mountain with areas of scrub, Abies and Pinus forest. A plateau area is covered by scrub and temporary ponds. There is a limited human presence and the main activities are stock-raising, forestry, tourism, and hunting.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (Inland cliffs; Scree and boulders), Forest (Native coniferous woodland), Shrubland (Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture, forestry, tourism/recreation

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Protection status
National Low International None
660ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Boutsiou/Karias, 660ha).


Birds
This is an important site for species found in conifer forests and scrub.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Alectoris graeca Rock Partridge resident 1987 Abundant unknown B2
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Conservation issues
The main threat is from illegal hunting. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: unsustainable exploitation (high)
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Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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