Koufonisi island, Crete

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: B2 (2000)
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Area: 525 ha

Protection status:

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
A small island and adjacent islets off south-eastern Crete. Dry grassland is the dominant vegetation cover. Human activities include fishing and tourism, although there are no permanent inhabitants on the island.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding raptors associated with coastal areas and seabirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Koufonisi island, Crete. Downloaded from on 10/07/2020.