Thrypti and Orno mountains, Crete

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Two mountains dominated by scrub with some Pinus woodland, recently reduced in extent by fire. Human activities include livestock-farming and hunting.

Key biodiversity
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.

Protected areas
National Partial International NonePart of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Monastiraki/Pachias Ammou-Kato Choriou, 700 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Thrypti and Orno mountains, Crete. Downloaded from on 26/01/2022.