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Criteria: B2, C6
Coordinates: 35o 15' N 25o 10' E (Map)
Altitude: 130-809 m
Area: 600 ha

Site Description
A rocky mountain with very steep slopes covered with phrygana, maquis, and olive-groves. Human activities include stock-raising, agriculture and hunting.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (20%, Perennial crops, orchards and groves), Coastline/rocky areas (5%, Inland cliffs), Shrubland (75%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (95%), not utilised (5%)

Protection status
National None International None
480 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) OROS GIOYXTAS(GR4310010).

This is an important site for species associated with Mediterranean scrub and olive-groves.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Gyps fulvus Eurasian Griffon resident 1996 25 30 good B2, C6

Conservation issues
The main threats are from hunting and infrastructure development. The area is protected as an important archaeological site. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: burning of vegetation (unknown), disturbance to birds (low), infrastructure (high), recreation/tourism (unknown), unsustainable exploitation (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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