Mount Ochi and surrounding marine area

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A coastal mountain dominated by grazed scrub with numerous springs and streams. Livestock-farming is the main activity.

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

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Expansion of the road network and the ensuing development of tourism pose a serious threat to the area. Other threats are from mining in the western and northern parts of the site, abandonment of land, overgrazing, the use of poisoned baits, and the planned construction of wind-farms within the area. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Ochi and surrounding marine area. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.