Year of compilation: 2000
The largest plain in Greece. The site is predominantly arable land and villages. Hills covered with phrygana are included.
The site is important for species found in arable land and holds the largest number of breeding Falco naumanni
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is from agricultural intensification. The demolition of old buildings is a particular threat to Falco naumanni
(`Other' threats, above).
None2,300 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Mavrovouni/Agnanteris, 2,300 ha).
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Thessaly plain. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2019.