Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR064 Mount Pilion
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Criteria: B2, C6
Coordinates: 39o 27' N 23o 2' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-1624 m
Area: 31751 ha

Site Description
A forested mountain, dominated by Fagus and Quercus , with broadleaved evergreen forest in the eastern part of the site and evergreen scrub at lower altitudes.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (18%, Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves), Forest (54%, Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland), Shrubland (27%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (25%), forestry (54%), tourism/recreation (10%), urban/industrial/transport (5%)

Protection status
National Partial International None
1,100ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Ag. Dimitrios- Itamo/Mileon- Xourichtiou, 1,100ha). 1,800ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Dasos I.M. Flamouriou/Keramidiou, 1,800ha). 2,300ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Dasos Palias Mitzelas/Pouriou, 2,300ha).

This is an important site for breeding forest species.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Ficedula semitorquata Semicollared Flycatcher breeding 1996 - - unknown B2, C6

Conservation issues
The main threat is from intense hunting pressure outside the Wildlife Refuges. The road network is increasing. The area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (medium), extraction industry (medium), infrastructure (medium), recreation/tourism (low), unsustainable exploitation (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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