Ikaria 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
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 1996 3 breeding pairs B2
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC resident 1996 5 breeding pairs B2
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 1996 abundant B2
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea NT breeding - present A1, B2, C1, C6

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)
Nisos Ikaria (Notiodytiko Tmima) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,366 protected area overlaps with site 6,163
Ikaria - Fournoi Kai Paraktia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,036 protected area overlaps with site 4,827


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Sand dunes & beaches -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
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Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ikaria island. Downloaded from on 28/06/2022.