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Location Greece, East Macedonia and Thrace
Central coordinates 24o 5.00' East  41o 17.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 20,000 ha
Altitude 70 - 2,232m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description A mountainous area dissected by deep valleys with extensive alpine grassland, areas of scrub and some forest.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for breeding raptors, forest birds and species characteristic of open grassland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1995  2-4 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Circaetus gallicus breeding  1995  6-10 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Burhinus oedicnemus breeding  1990  10-25 breeding pairs  poor  B2, C6  Not Recognised 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland; Treeline ecotone  20%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  40%
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland; Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  30%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  5%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 80%
forestry 20%

Protection status National Partial International NonePart of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Korilovou-Kallifytou/Dramas, 2,480 ha). Part of IBA covered by Wildlife Reserve (Xiropotanou/ Xiropotanou-Petrousas, 2,310 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Mount Falakro. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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