Mount Chelmos (Aroania)

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: B2 (2000)
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Area: 17,500 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
A rugged limestone mountain. The northern part is covered by extensive Pinus forest, other areas with fir Abies forest, and the higher parts with alpine grassland. The Kalavrita side of the mountain is used for winter tourism. Elsewhere the main activity is livestock-farming.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for species associated with conifer forests, alpine pasture and upland rivers.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Chelmos (Aroania). Downloaded from on 28/05/2023.