Mount Vardousia

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
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT resident 1990 common B2
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT resident 1995 1 breeding pairs B2, C6
Sombre Tit Poecile lugubris LC resident 1996 common B3

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Oros Vardousia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 25,011 protected area contains site 0
Orini Parnassidas Controlled Hunting Area 24,034 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ori Vardousia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 19,318 protected area contained by site 19,374
Makrya Rachi, Dryodasos Pentagion Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,733 protected area overlaps with site 0
Makria Rachi, Dryodasos Pentagion/Kokkinou Game Refuge 1,653 protected area overlaps with site 1,653
Makria Rachi, Dryodasos Pentagion Controlled Hunting Area 1,767 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Vardousia. Downloaded from on 24/09/2021.