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||The most remarkable elements indicating the quality and importance of the site are: (1) The variety of habitat types within the described area. (2) The interesting flora of the area with many endemic and rare plant species. (3) The great number of migratory birds passing trough the site every year. It should be noted that the site (and the island of Chios, in general) is located in a migration passage of birds. (4) The numerous reptiles which have been recorded in the area. Many of them are species of Community interest, according to the Directive 92/43/EEC. (5) The interesting plant and animal communities in the wetlands of Limnos Kardamilon, Delfini-Givari and Parpanta (all of them in the NE part of Chios) (6) The extensive and in good condition aquatic ecosystems of reefs and posidonia beds.OTHER IMPORTANT SPECIES (IN 3.3) WITH MOTIVATION D:The following taxa are protected by the greek Presidential Decree 67/81 (the IUCN characterisation for each taxon is given in brackets): Mammals: Crocidura suareolens, Crocidura russula, Crocidura lasia (Rare), Erinaceus concolor rhodius, Plecotus austriacus (Endangered), Tadarida teniotis (Endangered), Pipistrelus pipistrelus (Endangered). Amphibians: Bufo viridis, Hyla arborea. Reptiles: Hemidactylus turcicus, Chameleo chameleon, Ophisops elegans, Columber jucularis, Malpolon monspensulanus, Natrix natrix. Invertebrates: Freyeria trochylus, Hipparchia aristaeus, Charaxos jasicus, Archon apollinus. Plants: The following plant are included in the IUCN list in the category of threatened plants and (ecxept Fritillaria carica) are also protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/810: Thlaspi bulposum (Rare), Astragalus ptilodes (Rare), Pterocephalus pinardii (Rare), Scabiosa polycratis (Rare), Silene urvillei (Rare), Fritillaria carica (Rare), Fritillaria bithynica (Rare), Armeria cariensis (Rare), Galium recurvum (Rare), Campanula hagielia (Rare), Cyclamen persicum, Convolvulus scammonia, Allium sipyleum (Rare) and Polygonum icaricum (Rare). Sideritis sipylea and Petrorhagia armerioides are species of Anatolia extending to the East Aegean Islands (their only presence in Europe). Armeria cariensis and Galium recurvum are protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81). tachys cretica ssp. smyrnaea and Juncus heildreichianus ssp. heildreichianus are species restricted to the Aegean Islands and SW. Asia. eptiles: Chameleo chameleon, Ophisops elegans and Vipera xanthina are included in the chek-list of threatened reptiles, in the Corine-Biotops project. Invertebrates: Erynnis marloyi, Freyeria trochylus and Archon apollinus are threatened species in Europe (Dabrowski, 1995). The last species is also included in the chek-list of threatened invertebrates, in the Corine-Biotops project and in the catalogue of Threatened Rhopalocera (butterflies) of Europe (Council of Europe).