IBA criteria met: A3, B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 55,000 ha
Site description (baseline)
A remote mountain range crossed by the Rivers Aoos and Voidomatis. The site is dominated by broadleaved, conifer and mixed forests and extensive subalpine grasslands at higher altitudes. Human activities include forestry, stock-raising, hunting and recreation.
This is an important site for breeding raptors, alpine and forest species. Breeding birds include four of the 10 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Eurasian high-montane biome.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tymfi (Gkamila) and Smolikas mountains. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1025 on 04/06/2023.