GR187
Mount Asterousia (Kofinas), Crete


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
Chukar Alectoris chukar LC resident 1996 common B2
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus NT resident 1996 1 individuals B2
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 1996 50-60 breeding pairs B2, C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 1995 3-4 breeding pairs B2
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC resident 1996 present C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 1996 frequent B2, C6
Rüppell's Warbler Curruca ruppeli LC breeding 1996 frequent B3

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)
Vigla-Kryo Nero (Antiskariou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,814 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dytika Asterousia (Apo Agiofarango Eos Kokkino Pyrgo) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,727 protected area overlaps with site 2,052
DYTIKA ASTEROUSIA - GR4310007 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 0 protected area overlaps with site 2,994
Dytika Asterousia - Agiofarango tou Dimou Moiron Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,923 protected area contained by site 0
Asterousia Ori (Kofinas) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 28,464 protected area contained by site 0
Asterousia Dimon Asterousion kai Kofina Katafygio Agrias Zois 2,643 protected area contained by site 0
Asterousia (Kofinas) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 16,050 protected area overlaps with site 14,795
ANATOLIKA ASTEROUSIA - GR4310008 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 0 protected area overlaps with site 21,171

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Asterousia (Kofinas), Crete. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2022.