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Kinaros and Levitha islands and surrounding islets This is an IBA in danger! 


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU breeding 1995-2012 6-40 breeding pairs A1, C1
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 2004-2005 94 breeding pairs A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2, 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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in short term (within 4 years) whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Voreia Amorgos Kai Kinaros; Levitha, Mavra, Glaros Kai Thalassia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,027 protected area overlaps with site 1,416
Nisoi Kinaros Kai Levitha Kai Nisides Liadia; Plaka, Glaros, Mavra Kai Thalassia Periochi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,720 is identical to site 961
Nisides Chondros, Marmaras, Gialesinos kai Kouloundros tis Symis.... klp. Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,502 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nisides Armathia kai Makronisi tis Kasou, Antitilos kai Gaidaros tis Tilou….klp Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,149 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kinaros and Levitha islands and surrounding islets. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/10/2022.