An area of low limestone mountains and gorges around the River Venetikos. The river has large areas of shingle along its course. The main habitats are oak Quercus forest, species-rich mixed forest and open wooded pasture. Human activities include forestry, recreation, livestock-farming and hunting.
This is an important site for a range of species associated with forest and pasture.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from water abstraction from the river, unsustainable hunting, road building, recreational activities and undergrazing of the pastures.
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BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mounts Orliakas and Tsourgiakas. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 29/05/2022.