Mount Koutroulis, Mount Agios Dikaios and Modia plateau, Crete

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
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT resident 1996 1 breeding pairs B2, 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Meterizia Agios Dikaios - Tsounara - Vitsilia Lefkon Oreon Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,876 protected area overlaps with site 6,362
Elos - Topolia - Sasalos - Agios Dikaios Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,420 protected area contained by site 7,352
Agiou Dikaiou - Vitsinias kai Elafonisou Dimon Inachoriou kai Pelekanon Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,978 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Koutroulis, Mount Agios Dikaios and Modia plateau, Crete. Downloaded from on 24/01/2022.