Saria island and northern Karpathos

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
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 1995 2-3 breeding pairs B2, C6
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius LC resident 1995 common 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Voreia Karpathos Kai Saria Kai Paraktia Thalassia Zoni Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 9,137 protected area overlaps with site 6,119
Vananta--Vrochounta--Stioi-Avlona--Tristomo/Olympo Game Refuge 1,750 protected area contained by site 1,750


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Saria island and northern Karpathos. Downloaded from on 26/02/2020.