Mount Lepetymnos, Lesvos, and surrounding marine area

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1ii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 14,403 ha

Protection status:

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
A mountain in the north of Lesvos. The vegetation is a mix of dense maquis, oak Quercus woodland, phrygana and olive-groves.

Key biodiversity
The site is of importance for breeding and passage raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii (non-breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Lepetymnos, Lesvos, and surrounding marine area. Downloaded from on 12/04/2021.