Valtou mountains

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
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 1996 6-20 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 1996 common C6
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator NT breeding 1996 abundant B2
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC resident 1996 abundant B3

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
ORI VALTOU - GR2310012 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 0 protected area overlaps with site 9,396
Mesonyhi - Fountes/Klidi - Skoulikaria Game Refuge 1,560 protected area overlaps with site 1,560
Koilada Acheloou Kai Ori Valtou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 47,156 protected area overlaps with site 0
KOILADA ACHELOOU - GR2110005 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 0 protected area overlaps with site 162
Kanala Valtou Game Refuge 3,600 protected area overlaps with site 3,600
Kanala (Valtou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 3,578 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valtou mountains. Downloaded from on 01/04/2023.