Site description (2000 baseline):
Site location and context
A rocky mountain with very steep slopes covered with phrygana, maquis, and olive-groves. Human activities include stock-raising, agriculture and hunting.
This is an important site for species associated with Mediterranean scrub and olive-groves.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from hunting and infrastructure development. The area is protected as an important archaeological site. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Giouchtas, Crete. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/mount-giouchtas-crete-iba-greece on 01/10/2023.