Southern Mani, mount Sangias and cape Tainaro This is an IBA in Danger! 

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A rocky, mountainous peninsula in the southern Peloponissos. The area is dominated by phrygana and oak Quercus forests.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for passage raptors and passerines. Breeding birds include seven of the 21 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Mediterranean biome. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca (non-breeding).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Major threats are from hunting, land abandonment in the remoter areas, infilling of small wetlands for tourism, fires and forest grazing.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Southern Mani, mount Sangias and cape Tainaro. Downloaded from on 28/11/2023.