email a friend
printable version
Location Greece, Central Macedonia
Central coordinates 22o 12.00' East  41o 6.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C6
Area 13,154 ha
Altitude 400 - 2,182m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society



Site description Mounts Tzena and Pinovo form the central part of the Aridaia mountain range. The vegetation comprises extensive broadleaved forests and alpine and subalpine grassland. The site lies adjacent to site 009 in the FYR Macedonia.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius resident  1996  common  B3, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
KORYFES OROUS VORA - GR1240001 Habitats Directive 40,435 protected area overlaps with site 1,714  
ORI TZENA - GR1240002 Habitats Directive 12,577 protected area overlaps with site 11,916  
OROS PAIKO - GR1240003 Habitats Directive 35,252 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Pinovo-Tzena/Notias Game Refuge 5,199 protected area overlaps with site 5,199  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Treeline ecotone  48%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  12%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  32%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  8%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 20%
forestry 30%
military 10%
tourism/recreation 10%
water management 5%
not utilised 20%

Protection status National Partial International High5,000 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Pinovo-Tzena/Notias, 5,199 ha). 5,000 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Ori Tzena, 12,579 ha).

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mounts Tzena and Pinovo. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/07/2014

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife