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GR190 Mount Dikti
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Criteria: B2, C6
Coordinates: 35o 10 N 25o 30 E (Map)
Altitude: 300-2150 m
Area: 54000 ha

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Site Description
A wooded mountain in Crete dominated by Pinus and Quercus . The woodland cover has been reduced by recent fires. Human activities include livestock-farming and tourism.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (50%, Inland cliffs; Scree and boulders), Forest (20%, Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland), Shrubland (60%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (60%), not utilised (20%), tourism/recreation (20%)

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Protection status

National Partial International Partial
Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Chalasia/Zenion-Exo Potamon-Mesa Lasithiou, 1,100 ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Dasos Viannou-Amiron/Viannou-Amiron-Kefalovryso, 1,300 ha).
12980 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) LAZAROS KORYFI - MADARA DIKTIS(GR4320010).2100 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) KORYFI KOUPA (DYTIKI DIKTI)(GR4320012).2130 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) FARAGGI SELINARI-VRACHASI(GR4320013).
 



Birds

An important site for passage and breeding raptors and alpine species.



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 65 80 good B2, C6
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle resident 1996 4 4 good B2, C6
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Conservation issues
The main threats are from fire and agricultural expansion. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (high), burning of vegetation (high), firewood collection (medium), recreation/tourism (unknown)
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Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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