Mount Zakrou, Crete

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area of hills and gorges dominated by phrygana vegetation. The main human activities are agriculture, particularly livestock-farming, hunting and tourism.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for passage migrants and raptors and species associated with cliffs and hills.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from agricultural intensification and hunting.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Zakrou, Crete. Downloaded from on 23/03/2023.