GR160
Islands and islets of northern Dodecanese


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2012 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Scopoli's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea LC breeding 1997-2012 125-250 breeding pairs B2
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU breeding 2007-2012 1,440-2,020 breeding pairs A1, A4ii, B1ii, B3, C1, C2, C6
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC breeding 2004-2011 68-79 breeding pairs B3, C6
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU breeding 1997-2012 53-102 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C6
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC breeding 1997-1999 3-4 breeding pairs B2
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 2004 62 breeding pairs A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2012).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Voreiodytiko Tmima Arkion Kai Nisides: Agrelousa, Strongyli, Spalathi, Sminero, Tsouka, Tsoukaki, Psathonisi, Kalovolos, Makronisi, Avaptistos, Komaros Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 11,298 protected area overlaps with site 255
Skoumpardos periochi ¿irokampou Dimou Lerou Katafygio Agrias Zois 156 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nisos Leipsoi (Dytiko Tmima) Kai Nisides: Fragkos, Makronisi, Pilafi, Kapari, Kalapodia, Megalo Aspronisi, Makry Aspronisi, Kouloura, Notia Aspra, Sarakina, Piato, Psomos, Stavri, Lira, Arethousa, Manoli Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3 protected area overlaps with site 601
Nisos Agathonisiou Kai Nisides: Pitta, Katsagani, Neronisi, Strongyli Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 32,569 protected area overlaps with site 1,051
Nisides Voreion Dodekanison Kai Thalassia Periochi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 47,123 protected area contained by site 0
Nisides Kalymnou: Epano Nera; Sari, Telendos Kai Thalassia Periochi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 18,847 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nisides Chondros, Marmaras, Gialesinos kai Kouloundros tis Symis.... klp. Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,502 protected area overlaps with 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
Nisides Arkoi, Marathoi kai Vrachonisides Anydro, Petrokaravo Dimou Patmou Katafygio Agrias Zois 745 protected area overlaps with site 0
Diapori Dimou Lerou Nisou Lerou Katafygio Agrias Zois 181 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Arkoi; Leipsoi, Agathonisi Kai Vrachonisides Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,461 protected area overlaps with site 12,408

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Urban parks and gardens -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
military -
urban/industrial/transport -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Islands and islets of northern Dodecanese. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/islands-and-islets-of-northern-dodecanese-iba-greece on 28/09/2023.