A mountain dominated by maquis and Pinus and Cupressus forest. The IBA also includes two coastal wetlands with reedbeds (Phragmites), a lagoon and saltmarsh.
This is an important site for breeding and passage raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Branta ruficollis (passage), Larus audouinii.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats include urban development and expansion, road construction, tourism development and hunting. The area is a candidate SAC.
National Partial International None1,901 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Ag. Fokas-Psalidi/Kos, 1,901 ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Agginaropi-Galomandra-Pythos-Alyki-Vai/Pyliou-Asfe, 437 ha). 1,369 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Lagoudi-Konario/Asfendiou-Pyliou-Ko, 1,369 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Dikaios, lake Psalidi and Alyki lagoon, Kos. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.