Lake Kourna, Almyros delta and Georgioupolis coast, 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

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)
Limni Kourna Kai Ekvoli Almyrou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 193 protected area overlaps with site 200
Limni Kourna Dimou Georgioupolis Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,325 protected area overlaps with site 0
Drapano (Voreioanatolikes Aktes) – Paralia Georgioupolis – Limni Kourna - Spilaio Psimaki Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,950 protected area overlaps with site 4,009


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Salt marshes -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Kourna, Almyros delta and Georgioupolis coast, Crete. Downloaded from on 02/12/2022.