Dadia Forest In The Evros Mountains

  • by XpatAthens
  • Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Dadia Forest In The Evros Mountains

The breathtaking beauty of Dadia Forest spreads on a series of forest hills that are part of a mountainous complex with low peaks at the skirt of Rodópi mountain range. The entire area is known as “The Evros Mountains”. It is located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, near the easternmost migratory route of numerous species of avifauna. In Dadia Forest visitors observe some of the rarest European birds of prey.

 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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