GR113
Mount Ochi and surrounding marine area


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A coastal mountain dominated by grazed scrub with numerous springs and streams. Livestock-farming is the main activity.



Key biodiversity
The site is particularly important for passage migrants. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii (non-breeding).



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Expansion of the road network and the ensuing development of tourism pose a serious threat to the area. Other threats are from mining in the western and northern parts of the site, abandonment of land, overgrazing, the use of poisoned baits, and the planned construction of wind-farms within the area. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.



Protected areas
National None International None




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Ochi and surrounding marine area. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2020.