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||Cholomontas is a very important low mountain, near the city of Thessaloniki. Thus, a lot of people visit the region for the recreation. Native wildlife can be made a perceptible component of the forest scene by creating favourable habitats for birds and other small animals at roadside parks, rest areas and picnic sites. For larger species habitats should be created in glades, marshes or forest openings visible from the road. So far, bird species of interest include birds of prey (Black Kite, Short-toed Eagle, Honey Buzzard, Booted Eagle, Lesser Spotted Eagle and Peregrine Falcon), and the Black Stork. Furthermore, there is a number of forest species (woodpecker such as the White-backed Woodpecker, Medium Spotted Woodpecker, Grey Woodpecker) that nest in the area. The refence on Platycnemis pennipes is about the subspecies Platycnemis pennipes pennipes. The reference on Pyrrhosoma nymphula is about the subspecies Pyrrhosoma nymphula nymphula. Although some Christmas trees can be obtained from thinning operations on private or public woodlands, most trees are carefully raised on Christmas tree plantations that are in many places of Cholomon. Picea abies, Abies sp. and Pinus sp. are the evergeen coniferous that are most often cultivated for this purposes. Concerning the fauna the quality of the site is indicated by the occurence of the invertebrate Syrichthus tessellum which is contained to the Presidential Decree 67/1981, the invertebrate Eppalage fatima which is refered to Heath J. 1981. Threatened Rhopalocera (butterflies) of Europe. Council of Europe, the invertebrate Maculinea alcon, which is refered to IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988. 1988 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals, the invertebrates Platycnemis pennipes, Pyrrhosoma nymphula, Gomphus vulgatissimus, which are refered to van Tol. J., Verdonk M.J. 1988. The protection of drangonflies (Odonata) and their biotopes. Council of Europe and the invertebrate Brenthis hecate, which is refered to Koomen P. van Helsdingen P.J. 1993. Listing of biotopes in Europe according to their significance for invertebrates. Council of Europe. Concerning the wild growning plants the quality of the site is indicated by the occurrence of other important taxa. Among them, one taxon is greek endemic, 8 taxa are protected by the EC Environment Legislation (1992), 2 taxa (Corydalis integra, Rosa arvensis) are included in the WCMC and/or European Red Data list, 10 taxa (Dactylorhiza saccifera, Himantoglossum hircinum, Lilium martagon, Neottia nidus-avis, Ophrys scolopax ssp. cornuta, Orchis laxiflora ssp. palustris, Orchis mascula, Platanthera bifolia, Platanthera chlorantha, Viola tricolor ssp. macedonica) are protected by the Greek Presidental Decree (67/1981), 10 taxa (Abies borisii-regis, Achillea chrysocoma, Amelanchier cretica, Arabis bryoides, Crocus veluchensis, Dianthus cruentus, Helleborus cyclophyllus, Lamium bifidum ssp. balcanicum, Saxifraga chrysospleniifolia, Trifolium pignantii) are Balkan endemics and 2 taxa (Geranium macrostylum, Stachys cretica ssp. cassia) find their main distribution area in the Balkan Peninsula extending also to Turkey.