Akrotiri salt-lake including Bishop's Pool

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala EN winter - 5-10 individuals A1
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 1995 300-1,000 individuals B1i
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 1995 2,000-20,000 individuals A4i, B1i
Common Crane Grus grus LC passage - common A4i, B1i
Cyprus Warbler Curruca melanothorax LC breeding 1995 10-30 breeding pairs A2
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca LC breeding 1995 10-30 breeding pairs A2, B2
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage - 2,500-9,999 individuals B1iv

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Akrotiri Lake Game Reserve 2,000 protected area contained by site 2,000


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
water management -
military -
nature conservation and research -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Akrotiri salt-lake including Bishop's Pool. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/03/2023.