A deep river valley surrounded by hills with deciduous forest, scrub and grassland. The main human activity is livestock-farming.
This is a very important area for breeding and passage raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla (resident), Aegypius monachus (passage), Aquila heliaca (passage).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats to the site are from deforestation and intensive forest management. Long-term monitoring of raptors is carried out. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
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BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kompsatos valley. Downloaded from
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