A large freshwater lake with extensive reedbeds (Phragmites).
This is an important site for wintering ducks (Anatidae) and breeding species associated with reedbeds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (wintering), Aythya nyroca (breeding).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats come from agricultural intensification and building around the lake.
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BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Pamvotida (Ioannina). Downloaded from
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