Northern Evros and Ardas riparian forest

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
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1997 120 breeding pairs B2, C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC non-breeding 1997 40 individuals A1, C1
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 1997 20 breeding pairs B2
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus LC resident 1997 common B3, C6
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor LC breeding 1997 common B2, 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.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Parapotamio Dasos Voreiou Evrou Kai Arda Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 25,162 protected area overlaps with site 17,038
Kalos Gyalos (Platis-Arzou-Rizion) Katafygio Agrias Zois 455 protected area contained by site 0
Kalos Gialas/Plati - Arzou - Rizion - Filakiou Wildlife Refuge 400 protected area overlaps with site 400


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
military -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern Evros and Ardas riparian forest. Downloaded from on 05/12/2022.