Northeastern peninsula of Crete

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
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage - common A1, C1
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 1982 40-60 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)
Voreioanatoliko Akro Kritis: Dionysades; Elasa Kai Chersonisos Sidero (Akra Mavro Mouri – Vai – Akra Plakas) Kai Thalassia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 39,416 protected area contains site 6,638
Voreioanatoliko Akro Kritis Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,714 protected area contained by site 3,338
Vá¿ Dimou Itanou Katafygio Agrias Zois 89 protected area contained by site 0
Plá¿ Marazaki Dimou Itanou Katafygio Agrias Zois 133 protected area contained by site 0
Foinikodasos Vái Lasithiou Aisthitiko dasos 17 protected area contained by site 20


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
military -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northeastern peninsula of Crete. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.