Site description (2000 baseline):
Site location and context
An area of hills and gorges dominated by phrygana vegetation. The main human activities are agriculture, particularly livestock-farming, hunting and tourism.
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.
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Mount Zakrou, Crete. Downloaded from
https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/mount-zakrou-crete-iba-greece on 29/02/2024.