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Location Greece, Ipiros,Thessalia
Central coordinates 21o 13.00' East  39o 30.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 55,000 ha
Altitude 600 - 2,470m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description A mountain in southern Pindos with well-forested slopes, alpine grasslands and cliffs.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for raptors and forest and scrub species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca resident  1996  frequent  B2  Near Threatened 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1996  2 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ag. Paraskeui - Kranies/ Pramanton Game Refuge 1,440 protected area overlaps with site 1,440  
Melissourgon Game Refuge 1,572 protected area contained by site 1,572  
Vourgareliou Game Refuge 1,000 protected area overlaps with site 1,000  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  60%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  10%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland  10%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
forestry 30%
tourism/recreation 5%
water management -
unknown 15%

Protection status National Low International None1,440 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Ag. Paraskeui-Kranies/Pramanton, 1,440 ha). 1,572 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Melissourgon, 1,572 ha). 1,000 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Vourgareliou, 1,000 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Athamanika mountains (Tzoumerka). Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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