Fournoi island

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
Scopoli's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea LC breeding - present B2, C6
Puffinus yelkouan NR breeding 1996 abundant A4ii, B1ii, B3, C2
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii LC resident 1996 40-55 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C6
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1996 18-20 breeding pairs A1, C1
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 1997 100 breeding pairs A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2

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)
Nisos Fournoi Kai Nisides Thymaina Alatonisi; Thymainaki, Strongylo, Plaka, Makronisi, Mikros Kai Megalos Anthropofagos, Agios Minas Kai Thalassia Periochi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 24,069 is identical to site 3,589
Ikaria - Fournoi Kai Paraktia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,036 protected area overlaps with site 4,373


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fournoi island. Downloaded from on 30/10/2020.