Rocky islands characterized by steep cliffs and scree with phrygana as the dominant vegetation. The main human activities are livestock-farming and hunting.
This is an important location for species associated with Mediterranean scrub and for breeding seabirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii (breeding).
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Saria island and northern Karpathos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/12/2018.