GR171
Western, eastern and southern Rhodes


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The majority of the area is a mixture of conifer forest and maquis, and phrygana scrub.



Key biodiversity
This is an important area for species associated with Mediterranean scrub. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (breeding).



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from fire, hunting, development for tourism, and infrastructure development. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.



Protected areas
National Partial International PartialPart of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Kissos-Gina/Lindou Rodou, 370 ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Tsabika-Faliraki-Pr. Ilias-Psalidi/Archagelou-Afan, 2,936 ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Vounokalathou/Laermon-Lardou-Kalathou Rodou, 3,400 ha). Part of IBA covered by Biogenetic Reserve.




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Western, eastern and southern Rhodes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.