Lake Dystos

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
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca NT resident 1986 present A3
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1988 10 breeding pairs C6
Common Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus LC breeding 1991 20-100 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Olive-tree Warbler Hippolais olivetorum LC breeding - present A3
Subalpine Warbler Curruca cantillans LC breeding 1984 present A3
Sardinian Warbler Curruca melanocephala LC resident 1984 present A3
Rüppell's Warbler Curruca ruppeli LC breeding 1986 present A3
Western Rock Nuthatch Sitta neumayer LC resident 1991 frequent A3
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica LC breeding 1991 present A3
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala LC breeding 1991 present A3
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 1991 common A3

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)
Ygrotopos Dystou Evvoias (Periochi 2) Periochi prostasias tis fysis 695 protected area contained by site 0
Ygrotopos Dystou Evvoias (Periochi 1) Periochi apolytis prostasias tis fysis 1,910 protected area overlaps with site 0
Limni Dystos Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,659 protected area overlaps with site 2,372
Argyro-Profitis Ilias-Panagia Katafygio Agrias Zois 3,963 protected area overlaps with site 0
Argriro-Pr. Hlias--Panagia/Aliveriou--Argirou--Pra Game Refuge 5,440 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Dystos. Downloaded from on 30/09/2022.