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GR183 Mount Kedros and Kourtaliotiko gorge
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Criteria: B2
Coordinates: 35o 12' N 24o 37' E (Map)
Altitude: 100-1776 m
Area: 12000 ha

Site Description
A steep mountain and gorge dominated by phrygana. The main human activity is livestock-farming.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (60%, Inland cliffs; Scree and boulders), Shrubland (50%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub)

Land use: agriculture (60%), not utilised (40%)

Protection status
National None International Partial

8700 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) ZOROS - AGATHI - KEDROS(GR4330006).7650 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) KOYRTALIOTIKO FARAGGI, FARAGGI PREVELI(GR4330007).

An important site for breeding raptors, montane and scrub species.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Gypaetus barbatus Lammergeier resident 1996 Frequent unknown B2

Conservation issues
Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (high), firewood collection (medium), industrialization/urbanization (medium)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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