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Prespa National Park and Varnountas mountains


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula LC winter 1994 150-8,850 individuals B1i, C3
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding 1996 10-20 breeding pairs C2, C6
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT breeding 1996 500 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus LC breeding 1996 100 breeding pairs B2, C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC resident 1996 314-400 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC breeding 1996 733 breeding pairs B1i, C3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sfikas Dimou Prespon Katafygio Agrias Zois 6,903 protected area overlaps with site 2,277
Prespes national park (Juniperus forest) Biogenetic Reserves 12 protected area contained by site 13
Prespes Ethnikos Drymos (pirinas) 5,102 protected area contained by site 5,102
Prespes Ethnikos Drymos (perifereiaki zoni) 21,061 protected area contained by site 13,293
Ori Varnounta – Evryteri Periochi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,496 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ori Varnounta Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,070 protected area contained by site 6,077
Ori Varnounta Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,070 protected area contained by site 6,077
Lake Mikri Prespa Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 5,078 protected area contained by site 5,225
Ethnikos Drymos Prespon – Evryteri Periochi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,640 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ethnikos Drymos Prespon Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 26,636 protected area contained by site 26,613
Ethnikos Drymos Prespon Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 26,636 protected area contained by site 26,613
Ethniko Parko Limnon Mikris kai Megalis Prespas - Zones Prostasias tis Fysis B2, B4, B6 Periochi prostasias tis fysis se ethniko parko 24,272 protected area contained by site 0
Ethniko Parko Limnon Mikris kai Megalis Prespas - Zones Prostasias tis Fysis B1, B3, B5, B7 Periochi prostasias tis fysis se ethniko parko 4,428 protected area contained by site 0
Ethniko Parko Limnon Mikris kai Megalis Prespas - Zones Oikoanaptyxis OIK1, OIK2, OIK3, OIK4, OIK5, OIK6 Alla 3,349 protected area contained by site 0
Ethniko Parko Limnon Mikris kai Megalis Prespas - Zones Apolytis Prostasias tis Fysis A1, A2, A3 Periochi apolytis prostasias tis fysis se ethniko parko 276 protected area contained by site 0
Ethniko Parko Limnon Mikris kai Megalis Prespas - Prostatevomenoi Fysikoi Schimatismoi kai Stoicheia tou Topiou S5, S6 Alla 78 protected area contained by site 0
Ethniko Parko limnon Mikris kai Megalis Prespas Ethniko Parko 32,403 is identical to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Prespa National Park and Varnountas mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/11/2020.