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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR094 Barbas and Klokos mountains and Selinous gorge
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Criteria: B2, C6
Coordinates: 38o 10' N 22o 0' E (Map)
Altitude: 100-1779 m
Area: 11570 ha

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Site Description
A mountainous area including the gorge of the Selinous river. The lower slopes are covered with Pinus forests and maquis. At high altitudes Abies forest and subalpine grasslands dominate. Human activities include forestry, stock-raising, and hunting.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (15%, Arable land), Coastline/rocky areas (20%, Inland cliffs), Forest (20%, Native coniferous woodland), Grassland (20%, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland), Shrubland (20%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis), Wetland (5%, Rivers and streams)

Land use: agriculture, forestry, tourism/recreation, urban/industrial/transport

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Protection status
National None International High

10762 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) ZOUMPATA-AGIOS CHARALAMPOS-MARMPAS-KLOKOS(GR2320010).


Birds
This is an important area for breeding raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (5 breeding pairs).

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Bubo bubo Eurasian Eagle-owl resident 1996 2 4 average B2, C6
Falco biarmicus Lanner Falcon breeding 1996 1 1 good B2, C6
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Conservation issues
The main threats include road construction, illegal logging, pollution of the river (`Other' threats), and illegal hunting. A LIFE-funded project is producing a management plan. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (medium), burning of vegetation (medium), deforestation (commercial) (medium), infrastructure (high), other (unknown), unsustainable exploitation (medium)
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Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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