Tsamanta, Filiata, Farmakovouni and Megali Rachi mountains

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C6 (2000)
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Area: 21,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
A mountainous area on the border with Albania. At higher altitudes there are extensive areas of alpine pasture and some conifer forests. Lower down, deciduous forest and scrub dominates. Human activities include stock-raising, hunting, and forestry.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tsamanta, Filiata, Farmakovouni and Megali Rachi mountains. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.