Megalo and Mikro Livari lagoons, Istiaia

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
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC winter 1993 10-1,600 individuals 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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Pyrinas ygroviotopou Mikro kai Megalo Livari Dimou Istiaias kai koinotitas Asminiou Alla 301 protected area overlaps with site 0
Megalo Kai Mikro Livari - Delta Xeria - Ydrochares Dasos Ag. Nikolaou - Paraktia Thalassia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 501 protected area overlaps with site 450
Megalo Kai Mikro Livari - Delta Xeria Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,059 protected area contains site 1,008


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Sea Open Sea -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Ruderal land -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Megalo and Mikro Livari lagoons, Istiaia. Downloaded from on 23/05/2022.