Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR016 North and north-east Thasos island
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Criteria: B1ii, C2
Coordinates: 40o 40' N 24o 40' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-1213 m
Area: 15000 ha

Site Description
A coastal mountain with steep rocky slopes, large subalpine meadows, pine Pinus forest, and broadleaved forest. There is also a wetland with reedbeds ( Phragmites ).

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (15%, Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens), Coastline/rocky areas (5%, Inland cliffs; Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Forest (20%, Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland), Grassland (5%, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland), Shrubland (40%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis), Wetland (10%, Rivers and streams; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation)

Land use: agriculture (60%), fisheries/aquaculture (5%), forestry (20%), tourism/recreation (30%), urban/industrial/transport (10%)

Protection status
National Partial International None
Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Portes Pyrgoudia/Limenarion- Theologou- Potamias- Prinou- Marion, 3,174ha).

The site is important for raptors and migratory species.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Puffinus yelkouan Yelkouan Shearwater resident 1996 Common unknown B1ii, C2

Conservation issues
Seventy-five percent of the forested area has been burned during the last 10 years. Other threats are overgrazing by cattle, quarrying, intensive hunting and logging in the remnant Pinus forest.

Threats: aquaculture/fisheries (medium), burning of vegetation (high), deforestation (commercial) (high), extraction industry (high), forest grazing (high), recreation/tourism (medium), selective logging/cutting (medium), unsustainable exploitation (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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