Table 1. Biophysical attributes of the surveyed municipalities.

Municipality Village community Main climatic zones of rangeland areas Altitudinal range (m ASL) Geological substrates Annual average precipitation (mm) Total area (ha) Rangeland area (ha)*
Anoghia Anoghia Oro-Mediterranean 414–2163 Massive carbonates 1100 10 267 9228
Rouva Gergeri Eu-Mediterranean/ Oro-Mediterranean 202–1854 Massive carbonates, some flysch 900 4447 2654
Asterousia Paranymfi Eu-Mediterranean/ Oro-Mediterranean 0–1118 Massive carbonates, flysch 450 2178 2002
Kofina Sternes Thermo-Mediterranean/ Eu-Mediterranean 0–1200 Flysch, massive carbonates 500 2057 1541
 
*Rangeland areas were extracted from the CORINE land-cover spatial database