Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR002 Asvestades-Vrisika area
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Criteria: B2, C6
Coordinates: 41o 20' N 26o 20' E (Map)
Altitude: 60-195 m
Area: 9500 ha

Site Description
A hilly area with oak Quercus forest, riverine vegetation and agricultural land. Human activities include forestry and agriculture.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (35%, Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land), Forest (60%, Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland), Shrubland (5%, Scrub)

Land use: agriculture (30%), forestry (60%), military, tourism/recreation

Protection status
National None International None
Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Votsis/Asvestadon, 1,330ha).

This is an important area for species typical of a mosaic of forest, non-intensive agriculture and rivers.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Lanius nubicus Masked Shrike breeding 1996 Common unknown B2
Hippolais olivetorum Olive-tree Warbler breeding 0 - - unknown B2, C6

Conservation issues
No serious threats known at this site.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (unknown)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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