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||The area is of great importance because it comprises a large variety of habitats of a very good quality. The conservation status of the habitats present and thus their potential for conservation are notable since both the forest and the rivers are generally undisturbed by human activities and effectively protected. The fir, beech and oak forests maintain their structure and function at an excellent status.The site's importance for biodiversity is proved by the presence of many animal and plant species (see sections 3.2, 3.3) which are endemic or protected by international conventions and by the Greek Law. Finally, one more element of the site's importance is its high aesthetic value. OTHER IMPORTANT SPECIES WITH MOTIVATION D Plants: The following species are included in the IUCN Red Data List (1993) in the category of threatened plants: Thesium brachyphyllum (rare), Barbarea sicula (vulnerable), Scutellaria rupestris ssp. adenotricha (a plant almost confined to Greece, just extending to S Albania). These plants are also protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81). Pinguicula crystallina ssp. hirtiflora is protected by the Bern Convention (1992) (cited on the list as P. crystallina, possibly referring to P. crystallina ssp. crystallina). Helictotrichon aetolicum, Geranium humbertii (=G. subcaulescens) are protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81). Viola eximia is included in the IUCN Red Data List (1993) in the category of threatened plants characterized as rare. Anthyllis vulneraria ssp. pindicola, Anthyllis vulneraria ssp. bulgarica, Astragalus creticus ssp. rumelicus, Dianthus integer ssp. minutiflorus, Cerastium decalvans, Geocaryum pindicolum, Helleborus cyclophyllus, Scabiosa taygetea ssp. taygetea, Nepeta spruneri, Sesleria tenerrima, Viola aetolica, Sideritis raeseri ssp. raeseri (=Sideritis sicula ssp. raeseri), Carum graecum ssp. graecum, Erysimum pusillum ssp. microstylum, Dianthus viscidus, Dianthus haematocalyx ssp. pindicola, Campanula spatulata ssp. spatulata and Poa thessala are balkan endemics. Erysimum cephalonicum is a species endemic to the mountains of north, west and central Greece and of Albania. Carlina frigida is a balkan endemic occurring in S. & C. Greece probably extending to Albania and SW (former) former Jugoslavia. Erigeron epiroticus is a species occurring in the S.W. part of the Baklan peninsula and locally in Italy. Anthemis cretica ssp. cretica is a Balkan endemic (it currently includes the species A. panachaica and A. meteorica which are included in the IUCN list of threatened plants as rare and are protected by the Greek Law -Presidential decree 67/81). Saxifraga marginata is protected by the Greek Law (Presidential decree 67/81) Acantholimon echinus ssp. lycaonicum is a species with distribution in Greece and W Anatolia. Festuca polita is a species with distribution in Greece and in W. Turkey. Geranium macrostylum a species with East Mediterranean distribution: Albania, S. (former) former Jugoslavia, W. & C. Anatolia, Greece. Lamium garganicum ssp. garganicum with distribution in S. & C. Greece and S. Italy. Ornithogalum oligophyllum is a species with distribution in the Balkan peninsula and Anatolia. Valantia aprica is a balkan endemic (Greece, Albania). Mammals: Martes foina is a species of Community interest included in Annex IV of the Directive 92/43/EEC. Mustela nivalis and Sciurus vulgaris are protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81).Reptiles: Vipera ammodytes, Lacerta viridis, L. trilineata, Coronella austriaca, and Podarcis muralis are species of Community interest included in Annex IV of the Directive 92/43/EEC and they are also protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81). C. austriaca is also included in CORINE checklist of threatened reptiles. Coluber gemonensis is protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81).Invertebrates: Zygaena viciae, Z. brisae, Z. lonicerae, Z, ephialtes, and Lycaeides argyrognomon are considered rare species (Heath J., 1981).