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GR178 Mount Koutroulis, Mount Ag. Dikaios and Modia plateau
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Criteria: B2, C6
Coordinates: 35o 23' N 23o 35' E (Map)
Altitude: 200-1100 m
Area: 20000 ha

Site Description
This site is dominated by maquis and phrygana. Fires have created large barren areas. The main human activity is livestock-farming.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (80%, Inland cliffs; Rock stacks and islets; Scree and boulders), Shrubland (40%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture

Protection status
National None International Partial

4950 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) METERIZIA AGIOS DIKAIOS - TSOUNARA - VITSILIA LEFKON OREON(GR4340016).

The site is important for species characteristic of Mediterranean scrub.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Gypaetus barbatus Lammergeier resident 1996 1 1 good B2, C6

Conservation issues
The main threats are from fire and infrastructural developments. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (high), burning of vegetation (high), infrastructure (high), unsustainable exploitation (medium)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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