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

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

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

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

Conservation issues
The main threat is from illegal hunting. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: unsustainable exploitation (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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