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Akrotiri Peninsula - Episkopi Cliffs This is an IBA in danger! 


Country/territory: Cyprus

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1iii, B1iv, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6 (2012)
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Area: 7,891 ha

BirdLife Cyprus
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high not assessed not assessed
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Site summary
An extensive site consisting of a complex of wetlands including salt lake, salt marshes and freshwater marshes, coastal scrub, dunes, agricultural areas including citrus plantations and coastal cliffs. The Akrotiri Peninsula is a congregation site for waterbirds in winter and spring attracting wintering and breeding waterbirds, and a raptor bottleneck site in autumn. Beyond the wetlands, the cliffs host the most important remaining Cyprus breeding colony of Griffon Vultures.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Akrotiri Peninsula - Episkopi Cliffs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/09/2021.