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Year of compilation: 2000
A complex of small islands and islets east of Naxos. The majority are covered with maquis and phrygana. Human activities include fishing, stock-raising, tourism and hunting.
This is an important site for breeding seabirds and raptors associated with coastal cliffs. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from tourism developments and introduced rats and cats. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mikres Kyklades island complex. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 23/03/2023.