Paralimni Lake This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Cyprus

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2012)
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Area: 353 ha

Protection status:

BirdLife Cyprus
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high not assessed negligible
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Site description
Paralimni Lake is a highly seasonal natural wetland in the Famagusta district that retains significant bird interest, but could with little doubt be of even greater importance given more protection and sympathetic management. The site suffers seriously from disturbance. It is among the ‘top 5’ breeding sites for the Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus) and is also significant for breeding Black Francolin (Francolinus francolinus). Other breeding species are Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) and Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus), while the wetland is also a notable migration site for both wetland and other species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Paralimni Lake. Downloaded from on 15/12/2018.