Islands and islets of northern Dodecanese

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A complex of 42 islets and the solitary Pharmakonisi islet. The area is generally overgrazed.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding raptors and seabirds, and for passage migrants. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (2-5 breeding pairs).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from overgrazing and hunting. The site was included in a LIFE project on the conservation of Larus audouinii. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National None International Low50 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Vrachonisides Voreiou Dodekanisou, 374 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Islands and islets of northern Dodecanese. Downloaded from on 12/08/2022.