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GR055 Elassona area
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Criteria: A1, B2, C1, C6
Coordinates: 39o 52' N 22o 11' E (Map)
Altitude: 400-564 m
Area: 7500 ha

Site Description
An area of plain south of Elassona. It is dominated by arable agriculture.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (95%, Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas), Shrubland (5%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (95%), urban/industrial/transport

Protection status
National None International None

The site is important for species associated with arable agriculture.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel breeding 1995 49 49 good A1, B2, C1, C6

Conservation issues
The main threat is from the intensification of agriculture. The demolition of old buildings is a particular threat to Falco naumanni (`Other' threats).

Threats: abandonment/reduction of land management (medium), agricultural intensification/expansion (high), industrialization/urbanization (unknown), other (medium), unsustainable exploitation (unknown)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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