A hilly area dominated by Quercus forest. Human activities include agriculture, forestry, livestock-farming, and hunting.
This is an important site for forest species and resident raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Area of Oriokastro, Lake Delvinaki, Meropis forest, Gormou valley and Mounts Kasidiaris and Douskon. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/08/2019.