GR169
Symi island and surrounding islets


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Simi is rocky and covered with phrygana and conifer forest. The adjacent islets are unvegetated or covered with scrub. Human activities include fishing, tourism, stock-raising, and arable agriculture.



Key biodiversity
This is an important site for seabirds.



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Overfishing and illegal fishing with dynamite are serious problems. Fires are a potential threat.



Protected areas
National None International None




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Symi island and surrounding islets. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.