Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR056 Tyrnavos area
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Criteria: A1, B2, C1, C6
Coordinates: 39o 43' N 22o 20' E (Map)
Altitude: 70-300 m
Area: 8500 ha

Site Description
An area of arable agriculture and villages around the town of Tyrnavos.

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 (5%)

Protection status
National Partial International None
Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Kladaries- Tripimeno- Magoula Samari, 1,800ha).

The site is important for species associated with arable agriculture.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel breeding 1995 95 95 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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