Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR017 Mount Pangaio
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Criteria: B2, B3
Coordinates: 40o 55' N 24o 7' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-1956 m
Area: 20000 ha

Site Description
A mountain dominated by Fagus and Quercus forest with extensive alpine pastures.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (5%, Inland cliffs), Forest (70%, Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland), Grassland (10%, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland), Shrubland (20%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (60%), forestry (40%), military (5%)

Protection status
National Partial International None
4,500ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Periochi Pangaiou Orous, 4,500ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Kalias-Iliokomis/Protis- Iliokomis, 800ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Kormitsas- Iliokomis, 1,560ha).

This is an important site for resident forest species.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Phylloscopus orientalis Eastern Bonelli's Warbler breeding 1996 Frequent average B3
Alectoris graeca Rock Partridge resident 0 Common unknown B2

Conservation issues
The main threats are from hunting and afforestation with Pinus species. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: afforestation (medium), firewood collection (medium), forest grazing (medium), selective logging/cutting (low), unsustainable exploitation (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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