Mount Zakrou, Crete

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
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1996 6 breeding pairs B2, C6
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC resident 1997 common B3, C6

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zakros Dimou Itanou Katafygio Agrias Zois 313 protected area contained by site 0
Zakros (Itanou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 333 protected area contained by site 0
Ori Zakrou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,879 protected area contained by site 3,914


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Zakrou, Crete. Downloaded from on 24/03/2023.