Acheloos valley

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
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator LC breeding 1994 abundant B2

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.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Polyneriou - Myrofyllou Dimou Pindaion kai Koinotitas Myrofyllou Katafygio Agrias Zois 3,241 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Mesountas-Pigon Elatis Katafygio Agrias Zois 2,000 protected area overlaps with site 0
Mesountas Game Refuge 2,275 protected area overlaps with site 2,275
Koilada Acheloou Kai Ori Valtou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 47,156 protected area overlaps with site 0
KOILADA ACHELOOU - GR2110005 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 0 protected area overlaps with site 5,504
Evryteri Periochi Athamanikon Oreon Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 64,604 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dimotika Diamerismata Karyas, Koumpourianon Dimou Argitheas kai Koinotita Athamanon Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,320 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Acheloos valley. Downloaded from on 06/05/2021.