Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR095 Vouraikos gorge including Kalavrita
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Criteria: C7
Coordinates: 38o 5' N 22o 10' E (Map)
Altitude: 100-1500 m
Area: 5600 ha

Site Description
A steep ravine with sheer cliffs, Pinus forest and olive-groves. At higher altitudes pasture land and Abies forests dominate.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves), Coastline/rocky areas (Caves; Inland cliffs; Scree and boulders), Forest (Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone), Shrubland (Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis), Wetland (Rivers and streams)

Land use: agriculture, forestry, tourism/recreation

Protection status
National Partial International Partial
Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Krastoni-Sokara/Vrachniou-Kalavriton, 950 ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Trapezas-Diakoftou, 2,000 ha).
1683 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) AISTHITIKO DASOS KALAVRYTON(GR2320004).

This is an important site for raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (passage).

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria

Conservation issues
Threats include deforestation and erosion, illegal hunting and disturbance from recreation and tourism. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: abandonment/reduction of land management (unknown), agricultural intensification/expansion (unknown), firewood collection (unknown), forest grazing (unknown), industrialization/urbanization (unknown), recreation/tourism (medium), unsustainable exploitation (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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