Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR040 Apsalos and Moglenitsa gorges
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Criteria: B2, C6
Coordinates: 40o 50' N 22o 10' E (Map)
Altitude: 60-500 m
Area: 6110 ha

Site Description
Two small river valleys and surrounding hills dominated by scrub and pastures. Human activities include livestock-farming, hunting and mining.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (5%, Inland cliffs), Forest (5%, Alluvial and very wet forest), Grassland (20%, Steppes and dry calcareous grassland), Shrubland (60%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub)

Land use: agriculture (80%), not utilised, urban/industrial/transport (5%)

Protection status
National None International None

The area is important for breeding raptors and passerines characteristic of mixed pasture and forest.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Hippolais olivetorum Olive-tree Warbler breeding 1996 Frequent unknown B2, C6

Conservation issues
Threats come from a cement factory in the Apsalos valley and plans to regulate the Moglenista river. The area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (low), extraction industry (medium), industrialization/urbanization (medium), unsustainable exploitation (medium)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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