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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR145 Mount Kerkis
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Criteria: B3, C6
Coordinates: 37o 44' N 26o 37' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-1434 m
Area: 7000 ha

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Site Description
A mountain with a variety of habitats including conifer forests, subalpine grassland, scrub, cliffs and arable land.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (20%, Arable land), Coastline/rocky areas (10%, Scree and boulders; Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Forest (35%, Native coniferous woodland), Grassland (20%, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland), Shrubland (25%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (70%), forestry (25%), not utilised (5%)

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Protection status
National None International Partial

6400 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) SAMOS: OROS KERKETEFS - MIKRO KAI MEGALO SEITANI - DASOS KASTANIAS KAI LEKKAS, AKR. KATAVASIS-LIMENAS(GR4120003).


Birds
This is an important site for raptors and passerines typical of Mediterranean scrub and forest.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Sylvia rueppelli Rueppell's Warbler breeding 1995 20 40 unknown B3, C6
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Conservation issues
The main threats are the burning of vegetation, expansion of the road network, and hunting. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (medium), burning of vegetation (high), infrastructure (medium), recreation/tourism (unknown), unsustainable exploitation (medium)
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Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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