Database release:
SDF
NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

B

1.2 Site code

GR1410002

1.3 Site name

AGRAFA

1.4 First Compilation date

1995-03

1.5 Update date

2016-12

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Υπουργείο Περιβάλλοντος και Ενέργειας
Address:               
Email:
Date site proposed as SCI:1997-04
Date site confirmed as SCI:2006-09
Date site designated as SAC:2011-03
National legal reference of SAC designation:Law 3937/29-3-11 (OJ 60 A)

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:21.602222
Latitude:39.229444

2.2 Area [ha]

9661.6700

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
GR14Thessalia
GR24Sterea Ellada

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Mediterranean (0.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
4090  info      2647.01  0.00 
5210  info      960.61  0.00 
6170  info      577.673  0.00 
8210  info      931.6  0.00 
91M0  info      371.37  0.00 
9270  info      3890.82  0.00 
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
A1193Bombina variegata           
R1220Emys orbicularis           
M1355Lutra lutra           
R1217Testudo hermanni           
R1218Testudo marginata           
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
Acantholimon echinus ssp. lycaonicum                   
Anthyllis vulneraria ssp. bulgarica                   
Asperula oetaea                   
Bornmuellera baldaccii ssp. rechingeri                   
1352Canis lupus               
1352Canis lupus               
1352Canis lupus               
Cirsium heldreichii                   
Dianthus deltoides ssp. degenii                   
Dianthus deltoides ssp. degenii                   
Dianthus integer ssp. minutiflorus                   
1342Dryomys nitedula                   
1342Dryomys nitedula                   
1342Dryomys nitedula                   
Erysimum cephalonicum                   
1363Felis silvestris                   
1363Felis silvestris                   
1363Felis silvestris                   
Geranium humbertii                   
Helianthemum hymettium                   
1251Lacerta trilineata      10000             
1251Lacerta trilineata      10000             
1251Lacerta trilineata      10000             
1263Lacerta viridis      1000             
1263Lacerta viridis      1000             
1263Lacerta viridis      1000             
1341Muscardinus avellanarius                   
1341Muscardinus avellanarius                   
1341Muscardinus avellanarius                   
Poa thessala                   
1256Podarcis muralis      10000             
1256Podarcis muralis      10000             
1256Podarcis muralis      10000             
Podospermum roseum subsp. peristericum                   
1208Rana graeca                   
1208Rana graeca                   
1208Rana graeca                   
Rosa arvensis                   
2351Salamandra salamandra                   
2351Salamandra salamandra                   
Sedum apoleipon                   
Silene radicosa ssp. radicosa                   
Trifolium parnassii                   
Veronica thymifolia                   
Viola chelmea                   
Viola eximia                   
1295Vipera ammodytes                   
1295Vipera ammodytes                   
1295Vipera ammodytes                   
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N0810.73
N1140.34
N155.40
N1640.66
N222.34
N230.53

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The site of Agrafa is situated at the region of Southern Pindos. The spine of the site is formed by two steep sided mountain summits, Voutsikaki and Avgo, reaching up to 2154 and 2163 m, respectively. The northern half of the site belongs to the prefecture of Karditsa and the southern to the prefecture of Evrytania. The site is divided into two parts each half belongs to the on of the two later perfectures. The mountain range of Pindos consists mainly of flyschs and plaques of limestone. Most of the habitat types within the site are typical of the central greek mountainous area. Coniferous woodlands are widely distributed on the high and cold mountains of Pindos. In Agrafa, the dominant coniferous species forming pure forests is Abies borisii regis (described by habitat type 9270), which is an hybrid of Abies alba and Abies cephalonica, very well adapted to the cold climatic conditions. The rest of the habitat types in section 3.1 correspond to: endemic oro-Mediterranean heaths of the lower alpine zone -Eryngio-Bromion, with Marrubium thessalum and Festuca varia- and of the upper alpine zone -Astragalo-Seslerion, with Astragalus angustofolius- (4090); Juniperus oxycedrus arborescent matorral (5211); greek stripped grasslands of the alpine and subalpine levels of calcareous mountains (6173); and calcareous cliffs of Pindus, with the alliance Gallion degenii, association Achillea pindicola ssp. pindicola (Achillea clavenae) and Minuartia stellata var. epirota (Quezel 1967) (8219).

4.2 Quality and importance

The site's character is typical of the mountainous zone of Greece with representative habitats and species of the subalpine and alpine zone. A main element of its quality and importance is the plentitude of balkan endemic, greek endemic and local endemic plants (for example, species endemic to the range of Pindus, such as Asperula oetea, Viola chelmea and Achillea pindicola ssp. pindicola). This high degree of endemism derives from the geomorphology of the site and from the relative isolation and height (often above the tree-line), which lead to an interesting and often unique mountain flora. The alpine and subalpine zone biotopes of the site constitute the habitats of rare species and their protection is necessary for the conservation of the valuable mountain flora. Remarkable components of the mountainous landscape are the plateaus and the dry calcareous rocks and screes; the latter are typical habitats of endemic chasmophytes. It must be mentioned, as well, that snow covers the summits until April or early May, and snow patches remain often until July. The formations of Abies borisii-regis are at a very good conservation status.Moreover the presence of mammals, which are in need of protection like wolves and bears or the birds of prey gives to the particular site of Agrafa an additional worth for the protection of wild fauna on the greek mountains.OTHER IMPORTANT SPECIES WITH MOTIVATION DPlants: The endemic species Asperula oetea and Scorzonera rhodantha have a very limited natural distribution at world level. They are included in the IUCN Red Data List (1993), characterised as rare and protected by the Greek law (Presidential Decree 67/1981). In addition, Rosa arvensis is included in IUCN Red Data List (1993) as an endangered species, at the World level. Balkan endemicThe endemic species Thymus dolopicus, Sesleria vaginalis, Veronica thymifolia, Isoetes heldreichi and Helianthemum hymettium are protected by the Greek law (Presidential Decree 67/1981). In addition the local endemic species Isoetes heldreichi is included in European Red List of Globally Threatened Animals and The site's character is typical of the mountainous zone of Greece with representative habitats and species of the subalpine and alpine zone. A main element of its quality and importance is the plentitude of balkan endemic, greek endemic and local endemic plants This high degree of endemism derives from the geomorphology of the site and from the relative isolation and height (often above the tree-line), which lead to an interesting and often unique mountain flora. The alpine and subalpine zone biotopes of the site constitute the habitats of rare species and their protection is necessary for the conservation of the valuable mountain flora. Remarkable components of the mountainous landscape are the plateaus and the dry calcareous rocks and screes; the latter are typical habitats of endemic chasmophytes. It must be mentioned, as well, that snow covers the summits until April or early May, and snow patches remain often until July. The formations of Abies borisii-regis are at a very good conservation status. Moreover the presence of mammals, which are in need of protection like wolves and bears or the birds of prey gives to the particular site of Agrafa an additional worth for the protection of wild fauna on the greek mountains. OTHER IMPORTANT SPECIES WITH MOTIVATION DPlants: Rosa arvensis is included in IUCN Red Data List (1993) as an endangered species, at the World level .Acantholimon echinus ssp. lycaonicum is a species with distribution in Greece Albania and Turkey. The folowing species are included in the IUCN Red Data List (1993) in the category of threatened plants: Allium phthioticum (rare), Sideritis perfoliata ssp. perfoliata (rare). These species are also protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81). Geranium humbertii is protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81).Viola eximia is included in the IUCN Red Data List (1993) in the category of threatened plants characterized as rare. Note: The IUCN characterizations given concern the plant’s status in Greece. Anthyllis vulneraria ssp. bulgarica, Dianthus integer ssp. minutiflorus, Poa thessala, Silene radicosa ssp. radicosa are balkan endemics.

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
LA04.02i
MA05.01i
MA10.01b
LD01.01b
MD01.02i
LD01.02b
HF03.01b
MF03.01i
MF03.02i
MF03.02.02i
MF03.02.03i
HF03.02.03b
LG05.11b
MI03.01b
MJ03.02b
LJ03.02.03b
HK03.06b
ML09b
LXb
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
LD01.01i

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
GR9515.82

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR95Tsouka Sakka-Asprorema*15.82

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Tsouka Sakka-Asprorema*15.82

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:FOREST DIRECTORATE OF LARISA
Address:
Email:

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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