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||The bay is important for the migratory birds because of its saltmarshes. Mount Olympos presents a great botanical interest due to the occurence of the local endemic Alyssum lesbiacum and of other important and rare plant species for both Greece and Europe.Regarding the species it should be noted that a) Festuca pseudosupina is a local endemic species described from the summit area of mount Olympos. Its presence needs confirmation as this area has been deranged during the last years. b) Myotis blythi lesviacus (included in section 3.2.c. as Myotis blyhti) is a subspecies endemic to Lesvos.Noteworthy regarding the vegetation is the presence of Pinus brutia and Castanea sativa forests at a very good condition.OTHER IMPORTANT SPECIES WITH MOTIVATION D.Plants: Comperia comperiana, Corydalis integra, Fritillaria pontica, Tulipa orphanidea, Iris ochroleuca and Silene urvillei are protected by the Presidential Decree 67/81.Orchis laxiflora marked with the letter D is also protected by Greek legislation (Presidential Decree 67/1981).Tordylium hirtocarpum, Erysimum horizontale, Arum elongatum, Crocus biflorus ssp. nubigena, Allium proponticum, Sideritis sipylea, Galanthus elwesii, Campanula lyrata ssp. lyrata and Microsciadium minutum are rare for both Greece and Europe. In addition, Orchis coriophora is included because Orchidaceae are always attractive and interesting species. All the orchid species listed in the section of "other important species" are protected by the CITES Convention (Annex C). Galanthus elwesii is also protected by the CITES Convention (Appendix II).Animals: Erinaceus concolor, Archon apollinus and Allancastria cerysii are protected by the Presidential Decree 67/81. Heodes alciphron and Erynnis marloyi are rare and threatened butterflies (Heath, 1981). Cordulegaster charpentieri, Epallage fatima and Platycnemis pennipes need protection (van Tol & Verdonk 1988). Hydraena filum is a threatened invertebrate species in need of protection (Jach, 1991, personal communication).