A rocky, mountainous peninsula in the southern Peloponissos. The area is dominated by phrygana and oak Quercus forests.
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.
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BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Southern Mani, mount Sangias and cape Tainaro. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 22/01/2022.