Cha Potami River

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 50-249 breeding pairs B2
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC breeding 2005-2011 2-4 breeding pairs C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2005-2011 15-50 breeding pairs A1, C1
Cyprus Warbler Curruca melanothorax LC breeding 2005-2011 1,500-2,500 breeding pairs A2, B2
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca LC breeding 2005-2011 500-750 breeding pairs A2, B2

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)
Zoni Eidikis Prostasias Cha - Potami Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,033 protected area overlaps with site 6,975
Troodos Range to South West Shores Περιοχές Εξαιρετικής Φυσικής Καλλονής 238,818 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dasos Ranti Ακτές και Περιοχές Προστασίας της Φύσης 1,437 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dasos Orites Ακτές και Περιοχές Προστασίας της Φύσης 1,420 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cha - Potami Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,627 protected area overlaps with site 2,211


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland, Native coniferous woodland -
Grassland -
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Other -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cha Potami River. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.