Diarizos Valley

Country/territory: Cyprus

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, B2, B3, C1, C6 (2012)
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Area: 8,804 ha

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IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2013 not assessed high not assessed
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Site summary
This site follows the open valley of the Diarizos River from near the river's source in Pafos forest to just before it spills into Pafos plain. This is a relatively remote and undeveloped area with a mixture of shrubland, pine woods and complex, low-intensity agricultural and grazing areas. It is an Endemic Bird Area with significant populations of the endemics, especially of the Cyprus Warbler, and it is of importance to birds of the open countryside like Rollers and Long-legged Buzzards.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Diarizos Valley. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.