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||The importance of the site stems from the small bear population that permanently lives here. As it is a military area, with little activity on the subalpine grasslands, preserving the vegetation and wildlife. The beech forest is also important as a pollution absorbant in relation to the highly polluted and degraded natural environment of the Amyndeo plain. Concerning the fauna the quality of the site is indicated by the occurence of the invertebrate Pseudochazara geyeri which is the western edge of extension, the invertebrates Melitea arduina, Nymphalis xanthomelas, Colias balcanica which are refered to Heath J. 1981. Threatened Rhopalocera (butterflies) of Europe. Council of Europe, the invertebrates Coenonympha leander, Apatura iris, which are contained to the Presidential Decree 67/1981.Concerning the wild growning plants the quality of the site is indicated by the occurrence of other important taxa. Among them, 2 taxa are greek endemics, 5 taxa are protected by the EC Environment Legislation (1992), 2 taxa (Festuca koritnicensis, Onosma heterophyllum) are included in the WCMC and/or European Red Data list, 9 taxa (Campanula hawkinsiana, Corallorhiza trifida, Dactylorhiza cordigera, Dactylorhiza sambucina, Dactylorhiza saccifera, Dianthus viscidus, Lilium carniolicum ssp. albanicum, Poa thessala, Scabiosa taygetea ssp. portae) are protected by the Greek Presidental Decree (67/1981), 3 taxa (Epilobium collinum, Galium pseudaristatum, Viola velutina) are rare in Greece and/or reach their extreme distribution limits in Northern Greece, 18 taxa (Bruckenthalia spiculifolia, Campanula spatulata ssp. spatulata, Centaurea deustiformis, Centaurea napulifera ssp. velenovskyi, Dianthus cruentus, Dianthus pinifolius ssp. lilacinus, Dianthus tristis, Erysimum microstylum, Euphorbia amygdaloides ssp. heldreichii, Galium breviramosum, Galium oreophilum, Hieracium cymosum ssp. heldeichianum, Myosotis alpestris ssp. suaveolens, Scrophularia aestivalis, Silene fabarioides, Silene waldsteinii, Trifolium pignantii Viola orphanidis) are Balkan endemics and 2 taxa (Geum coccineum,Silene roemeri) find their main distribution area in the Balkan Peninsula extending also to Turkey or Italy.