East Lakonia mountains

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
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 1995 2-6 breeding pairs B2, C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 1996 3-20 breeding pairs C6
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator NT breeding 1996 frequent B2
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum LC breeding 1996 uncommon B2, C6
Eastern Orphean Warbler Curruca crassirostris LC breeding 1996 uncommon B2
Rüppell's Warbler Curruca ruppeli LC breeding 1996 uncommon B3, C6
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC resident 1996 common B3
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius LC resident 1996 frequent B2
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1996 common B2
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 1989 rare B3, C6

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zarakos/Koupion--Kremasti--Richeas--Lambokampou Game Refuge 3,000 protected area contained by site 3,000
Ori Gidovouni; Chionovouni, Gaidourovouni, Korakia, Kalogerovouni, Koulochera Kai Periochi Monemvasias Spilaio Solomou Trypa Kai Pyrgos Ag. Stefanou Kai Thalassia Zoni Eos Akrotirio Kamili Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 39,052 protected area overlaps with site 28,798
Ori Anatolikis Lakonias Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 37,788 protected area overlaps with site 37,567
Moni Elonas Kai Charadra Leonidiou - Spilaio Mana Kai Galazia Limni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,381 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kourkoula/Molaon Game Refuge 800 protected area contained by site 800
Ga¿dourovouniou Dimotikon Diamerismaton Kremastis - Lampokampou Dimon Niaton - Zaraka Katafygio Agrias Zois 2,537 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Marine Neritic -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: East Lakonia mountains. Downloaded from on 02/12/2022.