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Location Greece, Western Greece
Central coordinates 21o 45.00' East  37o 45.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C6
Area 16,500 ha
Altitude 200 - 650m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description An area of old olive-groves, Quercus woodland and Pinus forests, interspersed with scrub and some pasture and cultivation. Human activities include agriculture, forestry, stock-raising, and hunting.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos medius resident  1996  common [units unknown]  B3, C6  Least Concern 
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia breeding  1997  present [units unknown]  B3, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
OROPEDIO FOLOIS - GR2330002 Birds Directive 9,742 protected area contained by site 9,742  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  60%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  40%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
forestry 40%
tourism/recreation 10%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Foloi. Downloaded from on 18/04/2014

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