Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR076 Mount Paramithias
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Criteria: B3, C6
Coordinates: 39o 37' N 20o 30' E (Map)
Altitude: 400-1658 m
Area: 20000 ha

Site Description
An inaccessible rugged mountain chain with high cliffs in the western part.

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

Land use: agriculture (90%), not utilised (10%)

Protection status
National Partial International None
Part of IBA is covered by Wildlife Refuge (Ravenis- Malouniou, 2,500ha).11692 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) ORI PARAMYTHIAS, STENA KALAMA ΚΑΙ STENA ACHERONTA(GR2120008).

The site is of great importance for raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (breeding).

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture breeding 1996 3 - average C6
Gyps fulvus Eurasian Griffon resident 1996 10 15 average C6
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle resident 1996 3 - average C6
Hieraaetus fasciatus Bonelli's Eagle resident 1996 2 - average C6
Sitta neumayer Western Rock-nuthatch resident 1996 Common unknown B3

Conservation issues
Hunting is a potential threat. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: unknown (unknown), unsustainable exploitation (unknown)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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