Site description (2000 baseline):
Site location and context
A river delta on Crete with a mix of grassland, sand-dunes and scrub.
The site is important for passage waterbirds.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from tourism, housing developments and hunting. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Geropotamos estuary, Crete. Downloaded from
http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/geropotamos-estuary-crete-iba-greece on 01/10/2023.