Pafos Plain

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Francolin Francolinus francolinus LC breeding 2005-2011 250-999 breeding pairs B2
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 2005-2011 < 50 breeding pairs B2, C6
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus VU passage 2005-2011 500-1,000 individuals A1, B1iii, C1, C2
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 2005-2011 1,000-4,000 individuals B1iv, C5

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)
Troodos Range to South West Shores Περιοχές Εξαιρετικής Φυσικής Καλλονής 238,818 protected area overlaps with site 0
GF_06 Μόνιμα Απαγορευμένη Περιοχή Κυνηγίου 2,779 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ekboles Potamon Ezousas; Xerou, Kai Diarizou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 827 protected area overlaps with site 791


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pafos Plain. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.