Northern Sifnos

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
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 1996 5-50 breeding pairs 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)
Sifnos: Profitis Ilias Mechri Dytikes Aktes Kai Thalassia Periochi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,092 protected area overlaps with site 516
Profitis Ilias/Apollonia Sifnou Game Refuge 150 protected area contained by site 150
Profitis Ilias (Apollonias Sifnou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 134 protected area contained by site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Sand dunes and beaches -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern Sifnos. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.