Year of compilation: 2000
Two mountains dominated by scrub with some Pinus
woodland, recently reduced in extent by fire. Human activities include livestock-farming and hunting.
This is an important site for resident raptors and species associated with upland scrub.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is from agricultural expansion. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
NonePart of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Monastiraki/Pachias Ammou-Kato Choriou, 700 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Thrypti and Orno mountains, Crete. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2022.