The Dadia Forest lies in the Evros Prefecture and has been a protected region since 1980.This area of Thrace has always been an important biotope for birds of prey and today it is one of their last refuges in Europe. Thirty six species of daytime birds of prey (out of the thirty eight counted in Europe) have been spotted in the area. This is the only European forest to host all four European vultures: Harpy, Black, White and Eagle Vulture. There is a wide diversity of landscape, flora & fauna. Amongst pine and oak forests, valleys, fields, open plains, a large number of animals find shelter. 219 species of birds, 40 species of reptiles and 36 species of mammals have been recorded in the protected region.