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GR194 Mount Zakrou
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Criteria: B2, B3, C6
Coordinates: 35o 7' N 26o 10' E (Map)
Altitude: 100-650 m
Area: 13000 ha

Site Description
An area of hills and gorges dominated by phrygana vegetation. The main human activities are agriculture, particularly livestock-farming, hunting and tourism.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (10%, Arable land), Coastline/rocky areas (50%, Inland cliffs), Shrubland (40%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (40%), not utilised (40%), tourism/recreation (30%)

Protection status
National None International None
3746 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) ORI ZAKROU(GR4320012).

This is an important site for passage migrants and raptors and species associated with cliffs and hills.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon resident 1996 6 - average B2, C6
Emberiza caesia Cretzschmar's Bunting resident 1997 Common average B3, C6

Conservation issues
The main threats are from agricultural intensification and hunting.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (high), industrialization/urbanization (medium), unsustainable exploitation (medium)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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