Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR054 Kalamaki gorge-Mount Zarkou
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Criteria: B2, C6
Coordinates: 39o 38' N 22o 11' E (Map)
Altitude: 70-734 m
Area: 8650 ha

Site Description
A rugged mountain dominated by scrub. The adjacent gorge and valley contains some riverine forest. Human activities include stock-raising and hunting.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (15%, Arable land), Coastline/rocky areas (5%, Inland cliffs), Forest (5%, Alluvial and very wet forest), Grassland (5%, Steppes and dry calcareous grassland)

Land use: agriculture (60%), water management (5%)

Protection status
National Partial International None
1,750ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Pinindos, 1,750ha).4168 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) STENA KALAMAKIOU KAI ORI ZARKOU(GR1420009).

This is an important area for resident raptors and species characteristic of open habitats.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon resident 1994 1 2 average B2, C6

Conservation issues
The main threat is from hunting. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (low), construction/impact of dyke/dam/barrage (low), disturbance to birds (low), forest grazing (low), unsustainable exploitation (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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