Central Rodopi mountains and Nestos valley

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 150,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
An extensive area of forest between the River Nestos and the border with Bulgaria. The site includes the primary Fagus and Pinus forest of Paranestion. Human activities include forestry, stock-raising, and hunting.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for species associated with upland forests.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Central Rodopi mountains and Nestos valley. Downloaded from on 30/09/2023.