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GR184 Prassiano gorge
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Criteria: B2, C6
Coordinates: 35o 20' N 24o 32' E (Map)
Altitude: 100-300 m
Area: 975 ha

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Site Description
A steep rocky gorge with slopes covered with phrygana. The main human activity is stock-raising.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (90%, Inland cliffs), Shrubland (30%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (20%), not utilised (80%), tourism/recreation (10%)

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Protection status
National Partial International None
Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Vrysinas/Armenon- Kareendash Seliou- Prasson, 1,700ha).975 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) PRASIANO FARAGGI(GR4330008).


Birds
This site is important for breeding raptors.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Gyps fulvus Eurasian Griffon resident 1996 40 45 good B2, C6
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Conservation issues
The area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (low)
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