Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR141 North Chios
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Criteria: B2, C6
Coordinates: 38o 33' N 26o 0' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-1297 m
Area: 38500 ha

Site Description
The site includes Mount Pelineo. It is dominated by scrub and contains four small wetlands.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (5%, Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas), Forest (15%, Native coniferous woodland), Shrubland (90%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (80%), not utilised (5%), tourism/recreation (5%), urban/industrial/transport (5%)

Protection status
National None International None

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

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Emberiza cineracea Cinereous Bunting breeding 1991 4 4 good B2, C6

Conservation issues
The trapping of passerines during autumn migration, particularly with lime, is a serious threat. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (medium), infrastructure (high), recreation/tourism (low), unsustainable exploitation (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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