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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.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for species characteristic of a mosaic of forest, pasture and olive-groves.

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 
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia breeding  1997  present  B3, C6  Least Concern 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Mount Foloi. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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