Mountains covered with phrygana and to a lesser degree with maquis and forest. Human activities include livestock-farming, fishing and hunting. The pastures are managed with fire.
This is an important site for passage and breeding raptors and species associated with scrub.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from overgrazing, fire and the use of poisoned baits. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
National Partial International None346 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Fanari/Filotiou Naxou, 346 ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Troulos/Filotiou Naxou, 1,200 ha). 480 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Za/Koronou Naxou, 480 ha).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mountains of Naxos. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 06/02/2023.