Site description (2000 baseline):
Site location and context
The site encompasses the lower Aliakmon valley close to Veria. The area is dominated by scrub and forest but also includes an artificial lake.
This is an important area for resident raptors.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are a planned road through the site, dam projects and more intensive use of the forests. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Aliakmonas gorge. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/aliakmonas-gorge-iba-greece on 30/11/2023.