Valtou mountains

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: B2, B3, C6 (2000)
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Area: 43,500 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
A long ridge west of the River Acheloos. The site is dominated by maquis, oak Quercus woodland, and at higher altitudes fir Abies forests. Human activities include stock-raising and arable agriculture.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for species typical of Mediterranean woodland and scrub. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (4-8 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valtou mountains. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.