Alyki Angelochoriou lagoon (Megalou Emvolou)

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3 (2000)
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Area: 357 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (baseline)
The site includes a coastal lagoon, a saltpan, saltmarshes and a marine zone. Human activities include salt production (`Other' land-use, below), agriculture, hunting and tourism.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for passage and wintering waders. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (up to 18 wintering individuals).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Alyki Angelochoriou lagoon (Megalou Emvolou). Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.