Gera gulf, Ntipi and Charamida marshes, Lesvos

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
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC passage 1997 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus LC breeding 1996 frequent B2

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)
Plati (Asomaton-Sykountos-Mychou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 811 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lesvos: Kolpos Geras; Eli Ntipi Kai Charamida Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,172 protected area contained by site 0
Lesvos Kolpos Geras; Elos Ntipi Kai Oros Olympos – Potamos Evergetoulas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,918 protected area overlaps with site 5,000
Divolo-Akothi (Loutron) Katafygio Agrias Zois 297 protected area contained by site 0
Divolo--Akothi/Loutron Lesvou Game Refuge 300 protected area overlaps with site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Coastline Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters, Mud flats & sand flats -
Marine Neritic -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gera gulf, Ntipi and Charamida marshes, Lesvos. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.