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Location Greece, Ipiros
Central coordinates 20o 30.00' East  39o 37.00' North
IBA criteria B3, C6
Area 20,000 ha
Altitude 400 - 1,658m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society



Site description An inaccessible rugged mountain chain with high cliffs in the western part.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1996  3 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Endangered 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus resident  1996  10-15 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos resident  1996  3 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata resident  1996  2 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Least Concern 
Western Rock-nuthatch Sitta neumayer resident  1996  common  B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
ORI PARAMYTHIAS, STENA KALAMA Birds Directive 11,692 protected area overlaps with site 7,977  
Ravenis - Malouniou Game Refuge 2,500 protected area overlaps with site 0  
STENA KALAMA - GR2120004 Habitats Directive 1,820 protected area contained by site 1,820  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Native coniferous woodland  -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 90%
not utilised 10%

Protection status National Partial International NonePart of IBA is covered by Wildlife Refuge (Ravenis-Malouniou, 2,500 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Paramithias. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/08/2014

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