Thrypti and Orno mountains, 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Tsingouni Farangi Dimou Siteias Katafygio Agrias Zois 240 protected area contained by site 0
Thrypti Dimou Ierapetras Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,398 protected area contained by site 0
Oros Thryptis Kai Gyro Periochi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,532 protected area overlaps with site 5,691
Notiodytiki Thrypti (Koufoto) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,637 protected area contained by site 1,617
Monastiraki/Pachias Ammou--Kato Choriou Game Refuge 700 unknown 0
Agioi Saranta (Agiou Ioannou Ierapetras) Katafygio Agrias Zois 711 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
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 -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Thrypti and Orno mountains, Crete. Downloaded from on 29/11/2020.