Mount Falakro

IBA Criteria

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 estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1990 10-25 breeding pairs B2, C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1995 6-10 breeding pairs B2, C6
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos LC resident 1995 2-4 breeding pairs C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Xiropotamou - Petrousas Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,108 protected area overlaps with site 0
Oros Falakro Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 24,631 protected area overlaps with site 0
Nevrokopi, Leivadakiou, Achladias, Mikrokleisouras, Volakos, Granitou Dimou K. Nevrokopiou Katafygio Agrias Zois 10,725 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Koryfes Orous Falakro Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,957 protected area contained by site 9,846
Ethniko Parko Oroseiras Rodopis, Perioches Eidikis Diachirisis C3, C4 Alla 19,953 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ethniko Parko Oroseiras Rodopis, Perifereiaki Ektasi Periferiaki zoni Ethnikou Parkou 120,063 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland, Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Falakro. Downloaded from on 18/05/2021.