Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR051 Mount Vourinos
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Criteria: B2, C6
Coordinates: 40o 11' N 21o 40' E (Map)
Altitude: 450-1866 m
Area: 31000 ha

Site Description
Most slopes of Mount Vourinos are covered by grassland or scrub, except for the central valley which has Pinus, Abies and Fagus forests.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (5%, Arable land), Coastline/rocky areas (10%, Inland cliffs), Forest (10%, Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland), Grassland (30%, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Dry siliceous grassland; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland), Shrubland (40%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub)

Land use: agriculture (70%), forestry (10%), nature conservation and research (10%), tourism/recreation (5%)

Protection status
National Low International None
1,425ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Tservena- Bourinos/Dim. Siatistas- Palaiokastrou, 1,425ha).

The site is important for raptors and species associated with Mediterranean scrub and grassland.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon breeding 1994 Rare poor B2, C6
Lanius minor Lesser Grey Shrike breeding 1995 Frequent poor B2, C6

Conservation issues
Hunting is prohibited on part of the site although poisoning occurs. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: deforestation (commercial) (medium), forest grazing (low), infrastructure (medium), unsustainable exploitation (low)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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