IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 54,000 ha
Site description (baseline)
A rugged mountainous area of Crete. The northern area of the site is dominated by maquis, the south by conifer forests. The main human activities are hunting, livestock-farming and tourism.
This is an important site for breeding and passage raptors, and for species characteristic of scrub and montane habitats.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lefka Ori mountains, Crete. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1068 on 04/06/2023.