Pineios delta

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The site contains a variety of wetland and drier habitats including riverine and coastal woodland, sand-dunes, lagoons, saltmarsh and freshwater marsh.

Key biodiversity
An important site for wintering and passage waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca, Larus audouinii (passage).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site is seriously threatened by uncontrolled house construction, drainage and infilling of the wetland, and the destruction of woodland.

Protected areas
National Partial International None370 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Delta Piniou/Stomiou, 370 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pineios delta. Downloaded from on 27/10/2021.