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GR185 Mount Idi
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Criteria: B2, B3, C6
Coordinates: 35o 15' N 24o 45' E (Map)
Altitude: 400-2457 m
Area: 44000 ha

Site Description
A mountain dominated by heavily grazed phrygana and sclerophyllous scrub. The main human activities are livestock-farming, tourism and recreation and hunting.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (60%, Inland cliffs; Scree and boulders), Shrubland (60%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (70%), tourism/recreation (30%)

Protection status
National Low International Partial
1,500 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Nida/Anogion, 1,500 ha). 1 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Endangered Cretan Cephalantera, 1 ha).
7876 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) KROUSONAS - VROMONERO IDIS(GR4310009).11550 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) OROS PSILORITIS (NOTIODYTIKO TMIMA)(GR4330009).

This is an important site for breeding and passage raptors.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Alectoris chukar Chukar resident 1996 Common unknown B2
Gypaetus barbatus Lammergeier resident 1996 2 2 good B2
Gyps fulvus Eurasian Griffon resident 1996 30 40 good B2, C6
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle resident 1996 3 3 good C6
Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax Red-billed Chough resident 1996 Frequent unknown B2, C6
Sylvia rueppelli Rueppell's Warbler breeding 1996 Frequent unknown B3

Conservation issues
The main threat is from overgrazing which is preventing scrub regeneration. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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