Larnaca Salt Lakes This is an IBA in Danger! 

Country/territory: Cyprus

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2012)
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Area: 2,147 ha

BirdLife Cyprus
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2016 very high not assessed low
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Site summary
One of the outstanding IBAs of Cyprus and a Ramsar wetland, Larnaca Salt Lakes is a congregation site for waterbirds in winter and spring, including globally important numbers of Flamingos (Phoenicopterus roseus). It is also a regular wintering site for small but significant numbers of the globally threatened White-headed Duck (Oxyura leucocephala). Other notable migrants occurring in
numbers of regional importance include Little Egret (Egretta garzetta), Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), Crane (Grus grus), Demoiselle Crane (Grus virgo) and Collared Pratincole (Glareola pratincola). Important breeding waterbirds are the Spur-winged Lapwing (Vanellus spinosus), Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) and Kentish Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Larnaca Salt Lakes. Downloaded from on 06/06/2023.