Mount Kochylas, Skyros

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
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 1996 60 breeding pairs B2, C6
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea NT breeding 1994 present A1, B2, C1, C6
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 1996 common B3, 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Skyros: Oros Kochylas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,050 protected area contained by site 0
Skyros: Oros Kochylas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,050 protected area contained by site 4,089
Pefko-Agios Ioannis-Agios Pavlos Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,199 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nisides Skyrou Kai Thalassia Periochi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 48,961 protected area is adjacent to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Kochylas, Skyros. Downloaded from on 20/08/2022.