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Location Greece, Ipiros
Central coordinates 20o 30.00' East  39o 56.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 36,000 ha
Altitude 400 - 2,200m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description A hilly area dominated by Quercus forest. Human activities include agriculture, forestry, livestock-farming, and hunting.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for forest species and resident raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1996  2-4 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Endangered 
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes breeding  1996  frequent  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus breeding  1996  2-4 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
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)  
Prosilio--Ronitsa/Delvinakiou Game Refuge 1,525 protected area overlaps with site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland  65%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub  10%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  10%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  5%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 70%
forestry 50%
water management 10%

Protection status National Partial International NonePart of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Prosilio-Ronitsa/Delvinakiou, 1,525 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Area of Oriokastro, Lake Delvinaki, Meropis forest, Gormou valley and Mounts Kasidiaris and Douskon. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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