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Antichasia mountains and Meteora This is an IBA in danger! 


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Little Owl Athene noctua LC resident 1994 100 breeding pairs B2
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 1996 10 breeding pairs B2, C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1994 7-10 breeding pairs B2, C6
Aquila pomarina NR breeding 1994 6-8 breeding pairs B2, C6
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 1994 14-30 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Green Woodpecker Picus viridis LC resident 1994 50-100 breeding pairs B2
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 1994 50-100 breeding pairs B3, C6
White-backed Woodpecker Dendrocopos leucotos LC resident 1994 5-20 breeding pairs C2
Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio LC breeding 1994 100-300 breeding pairs B2, C6
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 1994 20-100 breeding pairs B3, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management planning has taken place Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Svoros-Petromagoula (Ellinokastrou-Lioprasou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,165 protected area overlaps with site 0
Meteora World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 272 protected area contained by site 375
Koziakas Trikalon Elenchomeni kynigetiki periochi 51,864 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kotroni Gerakariou Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,892 protected area contained by site 0
Koryfes Orous Koziaka Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 19,809 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kerketio Oros (Koziakas) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 50,637 protected area overlaps with site 3,202
Kanalaki/Kastrakiou--Vlachavas Game Refuge 700 protected area overlaps with site 700
Kanalaki (Kastrakiou-Vlachavas) Katafygio Agrias Zois 662 protected area contained by site 0
Gerakariou Game Refuge 2,000 protected area overlaps with site 2,000
Arkoudorema-Plastiras (Spathadon) Katafygio Agrias Zois 593 protected area contained by site 0
Arkoudorema--Plastira/Spathadon Game Refuge 855 protected area overlaps with site 855
Antichasia Ori Kai Meteora - Spilaio Melissotrypa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 61,837 protected area overlaps with site 60,625
Antichasia Ori Kai Meteora Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 71,860 protected area overlaps with site 54,490

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Antichasia mountains and Meteora. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/08/2020.