This site is dominated by maquis and phrygana. Fires have created large barren areas. The main human activity is livestock-farming.
The site is important for species characteristic of Mediterranean scrub.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Koutroulis, Mount Agios Dikaios and Modia plateau, Crete. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2020.