Mount Lepetymnos, Lesvos, and surrounding marine area

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 1999-2001 9-37 breeding pairs A1, C1
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 2003-2008 frequent C6
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 2003-2008 frequent B2
Rüppell's Warbler Curruca ruppeli LC breeding 2003-2008 uncommon B3
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea NT breeding 2003-2008 1 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Voreia Lesvos Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 9,270 protected area overlaps with site 0
Plakorta-Vounaria-Koufo-Kamara (Pelopis) Katafygio Agrias Zois 552 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nisides Lesvou (Symplegma Tomaronision; Kodonas, Agios Georgios, Glaronisi, Klp) Kai Thalassia Periochi) Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,363 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kastelia Agios Dimitrios (Mithymna-Argenou-Lepetymnou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,192 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Shingle or stony beaches -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Lepetymnos, Lesvos, and surrounding marine area. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.