Lake Amvrakia

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A deep oligotrophic lake with steep western shores. The northern part is shallow with small reedbeds (Phragmites).

Key biodiversity
The site is important for wintering ducks and geese.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is drainage and the over-abstraction of surface water (`Other' threats). There are plans to construct a road on the lake shore. The area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National Partial International NonePart of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Petalas/Amfilochias-Kechrinias-Papadatou-Stanou, 13,300 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Amvrakia. Downloaded from on 11/08/2022.