The northern part of Syros and the surrounding rocky islets, characterized by coastal and inland cliffs, and dominated by phrygana. Human activities include livestock-farming, fishing and hunting.
An important site for passage raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Pelecanus crispus (passage), Haliaeetus albicilla (passage), Larus audouinii (20 wintering individuals).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats to are from high hunting and grazing pressure.Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
National Low International None300 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Akro BD Pleura/Ano Syrou, 300 ha).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern Syros. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 28/03/2023.