Agrafa mountains This is an IBA in Danger! 

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT resident 1995 abundant B2
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 1995 common B2, C6
Rufous-tailed Rock-thrush Monticola saxatilis LC breeding 1995 common B2
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius LC resident 1995 common B2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2019 not assessed very high low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes unset -

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Very little or no conservation action taking place low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Tsouka Sakka-Asprorema Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,543 protected area contained by site 0
Tsouka Sakka--Asprorema/Epinianon, Trovatou Game Refuge 1,420 protected area contained by site 1,420
Periochi Limnis Tavropou Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,999 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ori Agrafa Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 39,051 protected area contains site 0
Dimotiko Dasos Agrafon-Kamaria Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,609 protected area overlaps with site 0
Agrafa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,662 protected area contained by site 9,753
Agios Nikolaos (Monastiraki) Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,026 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ag. Nikalaou/Monastirakiou Game Refuge 815 protected area overlaps with site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
agriculture -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Agrafa mountains. Downloaded from on 26/09/2023.