Diarizos Valley

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
Little Owl Athene noctua LC breeding 2005-2011 150-250 breeding pairs B2
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC breeding 2005-2011 5-7 breeding pairs B2, C6
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2005-2011 20-80 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C6
Cyprus Warbler Curruca melanothorax LC breeding 2005-2011 2,000-4,000 breeding pairs A2, B3, C6
Cyprus Wheatear Oenanthe cypriaca LC breeding 2005-2011 1,000-1,500 breeding pairs A2, B2
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 2005-2011 300-700 breeding pairs B3

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)
2013 high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information poor

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Not assessed Not assessed Not assessed not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Zoni Eidikis Prostasias Koilada Diarizou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,929 protected area contained by site 4,929
Zoni Eidikis Prostasias Cha - Potami Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,033 protected area overlaps with site 1,043
Troodos Range to South West Shores Περιοχές Εξαιρετικής Φυσικής Καλλονής 238,818 protected area overlaps with site 0
Paphos Μόνιμα Απαγορευμένη Περιοχή Κυνηγίου 55,721 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Koilada Diarizou Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,358 protected area contained by site 1,353
GKREMOI CHANOUTARI CY4000007 Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,472 protected area overlaps with site 291
Gkremoi Chanoutari Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,470 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dasos Ranti Ακτές και Περιοχές Προστασίας της Φύσης 1,437 protected area overlaps with site 0
Dasos Pafou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 60,226 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cha - Potami Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,627 protected area overlaps with site 414


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Other -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis, Scrub -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Diarizos Valley. Downloaded from on 13/08/2022.