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||The site is characterized of the presence of a variety of fairly well conserved arborescent and woody ecotypes. An exceptional feature of the area is its biodiversity; it is of great botanical and zoological value due to the presence of a large number of endemic and threatened species, legally protected at national and international level. More specifically the area has been characterized a one of the Important Bird Areas (IBA). In addition to the largest population of the species Neophron percnopteus in Greece, large populations of birds of prey also have been observed. The populations of eagles and owls are high. Regarding the other animal species, the populations of the mammalians are high and there are many species of reptiles. The presence of important invertebrates has also been observed. The flora has not been extensively studied yet. However, the presence of two stenoendemic species, Centaurea kalambakensis (at very small populations, at Meteora olny) and C. lactiflora (also small population. restricted at the area Koniskos village, N.E. of Kalambaka), as well as the geomorphology (e.g., Meteora) and the vegetation structure of the area, make the investigation of the flora very promising.In addition to its ecological value, the site has a great aesthetic and cultural value. The singular rock formations of Meteora have been disignated as a World Heritage Site (UNESCO). The historical importance of the site, closely related to the monasteries that are built on their tops (church tradition, byzantine art, agiography) should also be noted, since Meteora have been an important religious centre.OTHER IMPORTANT SPECIES WITH MOTIVATION D:Plants: Anthemis cretica ssp. cretica (Anthemis meteorica) is included in the he IUCN Red List of threatened species (1993), characterized as "Rare" and is protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81) .Mammals: Tadarida teniotis teniotis (also included in the CORINE checklist of threatened animals) Talpa romana, Glis glis argenteus, Mustela nivalis and Sciurus vulgaris are protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81); T. teniotis teniotis is included in the CORINE checklist of threatened animals (1988); Felis sylvestris and Canis lupus are considered a species of Community interest, the former included in Annex IV of the Directive 92/43/EEC and the latter is Annex II (for populations above the 39th meridian).Amphibians-Reptiles: The species Triturus alpestris, Coluber gemonensis, Lacerta viridis, Lacerta trilineata, Coronella austriaca, and Podarcis muralis are protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81); C. austriaca is also included in the CORINE checklist of threatened reptiles. Vipera ammodytes is protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81). Rana ridibunda is included in Annex V of the Directive 92/43/EEC.Invertebrates: the following lepidopters are considered threatened in Europe (Heath J., 1981; Dabrowski): Spialia phlomidis, Erynnis marloyi, Iolana iolas, Lasiomatta petropolitana, and Maculinea arion. Maculinea arion a rare and significant species (Koomen & van Helsdingen, 1993) is included in the he IUCN Red List of threatened species (1993), characterized as "Vulnerable" and in Annex IV of the Directive 92/43/EEC. Stylurus flavipes is a rare and significant species considered threatened and in need of protection in Europe (Koomen & van Helsdingen, 1993; Van Tol & Verdonk, 1988; Collins N.M. & Wells N.M., 1987 and is included in Annex IV of the Directive 92/43/EEC.