The Eurasian Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus) is the officially protected species of Dadia Forest and the emblem of the biotope.
The White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla), the rarest predatory bird in Greece, and the Imperial Eagle (Aquila heliaca) also nest here. 219 taxa of avifauna, 40 taxa of reptiles and amphibians, 36 taxa of mammals as well as an abundance of rare flora species have been recorded in Dadia forest.
The area was announced protected in 1980 and includes two zones of strict protection which extend over 72.9 km2 as well as a peripheral zone around the aforementioned zones which extends over 357 km2.
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