Reservoirs of former lake Karla

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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT passage 1996 40 individuals A1, C1
Common Teal Anas crecca LC winter 1996 11,000 individuals B1i, C3
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1996 220 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC non-breeding 1996 abundant A1, C1

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)
Periochi Thessalikou Kampou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 95,905 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Periochi Tamieftiron Proin Limnis Karlas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 12,669 protected area contains site 6,074
Oros Mavrovouni Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 36,944 protected area is adjacent to site 114
Karla – Mavrovouni – Kefalovryso Velestinou – Neochori Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 46,991 protected area overlaps with site 557


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Reservoirs of former lake Karla. Downloaded from on 04/02/2023.