Mount Lepetymnos, Lesvos, and surrounding marine area

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description (baseline)
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).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include a developing road network, tourism development and illegal housing development.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Lepetymnos, Lesvos, and surrounding marine area. Downloaded from on 30/05/2023.