As of the 22nd November 2005 this site was designated an SPA.
The site is situated on the northwest boundary of the Pafos Forest. A total of 23 Birds Directive Annex 1 species have been reported at the site. The site is especially important for three rare breeding raptors of Cyprus : the Griffon vulture, the Peregrine and the Long-legged buzzard. Large numbers of Cyprus Wheatear breed in the area. The site is also a hunting area for at least two pairs of Bonelli's Eagle. It also maintains one of the last remaining pairs of Raven in Cyprus .
Viticulture is currently non-intensive, but the potential danger of agricultural intensification and agricultural abandonment, in particular, exists. Hunting is permitted within the site, but this need not pose a threat provided enforcement of the relevant law is strict and hunting is exercised in a sustainable manner, taking into account the conservation needs of the species for which the site is designated. Poaching is also a problem in the area (including limesticking).
|Area of the site
||250 - 1144m