Agrafa mountains This is an IBA in danger! 

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
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

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 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
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

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning 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
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap 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


IUCN Habitat 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 -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Agrafa mountains. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.