Mount Itamos

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A hilly coastal region dominated at higher altitudes by conifer forest. At lower altitudes there is a mosaic of maquis, small wetlands and olive-groves.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding and passage raptors and resident forest species.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Logging of the Pinus nigra forest is a major threat, particularly to large raptors. Other threats include tourism developments along the coast, spreading urbanization, and hunting. A management plan has existed since 1996. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National Partial International None8,500 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Dragounteli N. Marmara/Sithonias Sikeas-Sartis, 8,500 ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Ktima Karra/N. Marmara, 1,700 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Itamos. Downloaded from on 22/06/2021.