Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR075 Kalamas gorge
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Criteria: A1, B2, C1, C6
Coordinates: 39o 35' N 20o 21' E (Map)
Altitude: 100-1200 m
Area: 4000 ha

Site Description
A gorge with alluvial forest and surrounding hills covered by phrygana. The site includes a small wetland. Human activities include stock-raising, arable agriculture, quarrying and hunting.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (Arable land), Coastline/rocky areas (Inland cliffs), Forest (Alluvial and very wet forest), Shrubland (Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis), Wetland (Rivers and streams)

Land use: agriculture (80%), not utilised (10%), unknown (10%)

Protection status
National Partial International None
Part of the IBA is covered by Wildlife Refuge (Palaikastra/Elaias- Arahovas- Sideris, 2,350ha).3483 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) STENA PARAKALAMOU(GR2120007).

This is an important area for raptors and species found in phrygana. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca (non-breeding).

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel breeding 1996 Common average A1, B2, C1, C6

Conservation issues
Threats include the expansion of arable agriculture, drainage and quarrying.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (medium), drainage (medium), extraction industry (high), unsustainable exploitation (medium)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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