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Mount Olympos and pine forest of central Lesvos


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 1996 frequent C6
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala LC resident 1996 common A3
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans LC breeding 1996 common A3
Krueper's Nuthatch Sitta krueperi LC resident 1996 30-50 breeding pairs A3, B3, C2, C6
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC resident 1996 uncommon A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1996 frequent A3
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala LC breeding 1996 frequent A3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Xampelia (N. Kydonion) Katafygio Agrias Zois 944 protected area overlaps with site 0
Plati/Asomaton--Sikounta--Mychou Game Refuge 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Oros Olympos Lesvou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 14,812 protected area overlaps with site 13,968
Lesvos: Kolpos Kallonis Kai Chersaia Paraktia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 18,805 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lesvos Paraktioi Ygrotopoi Kai Kolpos Kallonis Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 14,780 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lesvos Kolpos Geras; Elos Ntipi Kai Oros Olympos – Potamos Evergetoulas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,918 protected area overlaps with site 1,562
Koutra-Chorafi Agrias-Chorafelia (Agiasou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 486 protected area overlaps with site 0
Koutra--Chorafi Agrias--Chorafelia/ Agiasou Lesv Game Refuge 700 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Olympos and pine forest of central Lesvos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.