Mikres Kyklades island complex

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
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU breeding 1996 300 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii, B3, C2
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 1997 80 breeding pairs A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2

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)
Nisos Irakleia Katafygio Agrias Zois 918 protected area contained by site 0
Mikres Kyklades: Irakleia; Schoinoussa, Koufonisia, Keros, Antikeria Kai Thalassia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 12,589 protected area overlaps with site 5,231
Mikres Kyklades; Voreioanatoliki Amorgos, Anatolikes Aktes Donousas, Gyro Nisides Kai Thalassia Periochi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 56,021 protected area overlaps with site 1,645


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mikres Kyklades island complex. Downloaded from on 21/03/2023.