Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR118 Mounts Artemisio and Lirkio
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Criteria: B3, C6
Coordinates: 37o 40' N 22o 29' E (Map)
Altitude: 700-1771 m
Area: 8900 ha

Site Description
An area of rocky slopes, scrub, inland cliffs and a small gorge. There is also a terraced plateau with old hedges. The main human activity is livestock-farming.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (40%, Inland cliffs; Scree and boulders), Forest (10%, Native coniferous woodland), Grassland (5%, Mesophile grasslands), Shrubland (50%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (80%), not utilised (20%)

Protection status
National None International None

This is an important area for species typical of Mediterranean scrub and rocky habitats.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Sylvia rueppelli Rueppell's Warbler breeding 1987 Abundant unknown B3, C6

Conservation issues
The main threat is from illegal hunting.

Threats: unsustainable exploitation (medium)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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