Mount Oiti

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A mountain with four deep gorges. The slopes are dominated by Abies forest, with many open meadows. Forestry is confined to the area outside the National Park.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for forest species, and species associated with open montane habitat.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from tourism and hunting. A management plan for the National Park is under preparation. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National Partial International Partial7,210 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Mount Oiti, 7,210 ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Oitis-Paulianis, 2,950 ha). 960 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Frantzi-Dio Vounon, 960 ha). 3,010 ha of IBA covered by Biogenetic Reserve (Council of Europe) (Ethnikos Drymos Oitis (Core area), 3,010 ha). 9,114 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Ethnikos Drymos Oitis, 9,114 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Oiti. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.