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Larnaca Salt Lakes 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
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter 2005-2011 1-4 individuals A1, C1
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 2005-2011 500-1,500 individuals B1i, C3
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 2005-2011 1,000-9,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo LC passage 2005-2011 20-60 individuals B1i, C3
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage 2005-2011 100-1,000 individuals B1i, C2
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC passage 2005-2011 100-600 individuals B1i, C2
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 2005-2011 10-40 breeding pairs C6
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC passage 2005-2011 150-500 individuals B1i, C2
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC breeding 2005-2011 18-32 breeding pairs C6
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus LC breeding 2005-2011 1-15 breeding pairs B2, C6
Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata NT winter 2005-2011 20-40 individuals C1
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC passage 2005-2011 50-300 individuals B1i, C2
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC breeding 2005-2011 < 50 breeding pairs C6
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter 2005-2011 9,000-20,000 individuals A4iii, C4

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high not assessed low
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
Energy production and mining renewable energy happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
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%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - 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%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors flight paths happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration 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 Some limited conservation initiatives are in place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Larnaca Saltwater Lake Game Reserve ("Hunting Preserve") 668 protected area contained by site 0
Larnaca Salt Lake Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,107 protected area contained by site 1,585
Alykes Larnakas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,560 protected area contained by site 1,560
Alykes Larnakas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,560 protected area contained by site 1,560

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Salt marshes -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Urban parks and gardens -
Grassland -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Larnaca Salt Lakes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2020.