Mounts Orliakas and Tsourgiakas

IBA Justification

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 at site IBA criteria triggered
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC resident 1996 1 breeding pairs B2, C6

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Vasilitsa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,043 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Perifereiakes zones P1, P2, P3 kai P4 Ethnikou Parkou Pindou Periferiaki zoni Ethnikou Parkou 48,387 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ori Orliakas Kai Tsourgiakas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 9,848 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ethniko Parko Pindou Ethniko Parko 146,259 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
urban/industrial/transport -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mounts Orliakas and Tsourgiakas. Downloaded from on 06/06/2023.