Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR097 Mount Erimanthos
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Criteria: B2, B3
Coordinates: 37o 57' N 21o 51' E (Map)
Altitude: 500-2221 m
Area: 36900 ha

Site Description
A rugged limestone mountain with many inaccessible rocky slopes. Limited fir Abies forests cover the northern and southern parts of the site. The human presence is low and the main activity is stock-raising.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (Inland cliffs; Scree and boulders), Forest (Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone), Shrubland (Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture, not utilised

Protection status
National Low International None
950ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Doxara- Koriza/Kalentzi- Drosia- Spartia, 950ha).

This is an important area for raptors and alpine species.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Sitta neumayer Western Rock-nuthatch resident 1996 Abundant unknown B3
Emberiza cia Rock Bunting resident 1996 Common unknown B2

Conservation issues
The main threat is illegal hunting. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: unsustainable exploitation (medium)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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