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||The quality and importance of "Rodopos" site is indicated by the following characteristics: 1) The archaeological site of Diktynaio in the northern area of the peninsula and the absence of a road in a good condition after the village Rodopos, act as a barrier for extensive human activities. 2) In the area of Ravdoucha mammal subfossils have been found. 3) The site as a whole is very important for the avifauna of Crete (CORINE, MEDSPA) because of its position and its geomorphology (important to cliff nesting birds - important migration route for harriers and herons). 4) There are a lot of endemic species (plants and animals) in a variety of sufficiently conserved habitat types. There are also species such as Fritillaria graeca, an endemic of the Aegean islands, which in the island of Crete it has been found only in Rodopos peninsula and its presence is very rare.5) The coastal area from Kolympari to Platanias is one of the most important places for the reproduction of Caretta caretta in Crete. OTHER IMPORTANT SPECIES WITH MOTIVATION DPlants: The species Ophrys bombyliflora, Ophrys candica, Orchis italica, Ophrys doerfleri are protected by the CITES Convention (Annex C). Ophrys doerfleri, an endemic species is also protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81). Stachys tournefortii is included in the IUCN Red Data List (1993) in the category of threatened plants characterized as rare and is protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81).Malcolmia flexuosa ssp. naxensis is endemic to the Aegean region and Anatolia. Helichrysum orientale Iia a species with distribution in Greece and W Turkey. Parietaria cretica is a species with distribution in Sicily, Greece and the Aegean region.Reptiles: 1) The snake Natrix tesselata and the lizard Podarcis erhardii are also very rare in the site; moreover Podarcis erhardii is of great importance because it is found in one of the southern limits of its distribution. Invertebrates: 1) The snail Monacha rothi is very rare in the site, which is one of the southern limits of its distribution.