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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR019 Mount Kouskouras
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Criteria: B3, C6
Coordinates: 41o 12' N 23o 36' E (Map)
Altitude: 400-1800 m
Area: 27543 ha

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Site Description
A sparsely forested area of ravines and valleys. Livestock-farming is widespread.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (10%, Inland cliffs), Forest (50%, Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland), Grassland (30%, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland), Shrubland (10%, Scrub)

Land use: agriculture (60%), forestry (30%), not utilised (10%)

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Protection status
National None International High
Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Viras/Eptamilon, Dinousas, Serron, 870 ha).
26512 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) KOILADA TIMIOU PRODROMOU - MENOIKION(GR1260009).


Birds
This is an important site for species breeding in a mosaic of open forest, scrub and grassland.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Dendrocopos syriacus Syrian Woodpecker resident 0 Common unknown B3, C6
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Conservation issues
The main threats are from intensified forest management and illegal hunting. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: deforestation (commercial) (medium), forest grazing (unknown), infrastructure (high), intensified forest management (high), selective logging/cutting (medium), unsustainable exploitation (high)
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Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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