Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR085 The Agia Dinati and Kokkini Rachi mountains of Kefallinia
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Criteria: C7
Coordinates: 38o 14' N 20o 33' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-1131 m
Area: 20000 ha

Site Description
An area of low mountains predominantly covered by maquis and phrygana with olive groves at lower altitudes. Human activities include livestock-farming and hunting.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (15%, Perennial crops, orchards and groves), Coastline/rocky areas (5%, Scree and boulders), Forest (10%, Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland), Shrubland (70%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (80%), not utilised (5%), tourism/recreation (5%), urban/industrial/transport (5%)

Protection status
National Low International Low
575 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Ainos, 2,862 ha). 1,787 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Vouno Atros/Ag. Nikolaou-Porou, 1,787 ha).
2779 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) ETHNIKOS DRYMOS AINOU(GR2220002).

The site is important for raptors and a range of passerines associated with a mosaic of forest, scrub and agricultural land.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria

Conservation issues
The main threats are from infrastructural developments, hunting and agricultural intensification. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (unknown), forest grazing (medium), industrialization/urbanization (medium), infrastructure (high), recreation/tourism (unknown), unsustainable exploitation (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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