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Paralimni Lake This is an IBA in danger! 


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 < 50 breeding pairs B2
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus LC breeding 2005-2011 2-10 breeding pairs B2, C6

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high not assessed negligible
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (unknown use) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
For more information about IBA monitoring please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Limni Paralimniou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 273 protected area contained by site 272
Limni Paralimniou Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 273 protected area contained by site 272

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas, Arable land -
Wetlands (inland) -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Paralimni Lake. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2022.