Rodopos peninsula, Crete

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
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC resident 1989 present C6
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius LC resident 1989 frequent B2

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)
Voreio Tmima Chersonisou Rodopou Dimou Kolymvariou Katafygio Agrias Zois 2,334 protected area contained by site 0
Riaka--Piaki--Ormos Menies/Afraton--Rodopou Game Refuge 2,300 protected area overlaps with site 2,300
Chersonisos Rodopou – Paralia Maleme -Kolpos Chanion Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 16,047 protected area contains site 7,000
Chersonisos Rodopou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,864 protected area contained by site 2,920


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rodopos peninsula, Crete. Downloaded from on 03/12/2022.