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Divari Pylou (Gialova) lagoon and Sfaktiria island


Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, C2, C3 (2000)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 600 ha

Protection status:

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
The wetland can be divided into brackish lagoons and freshwater marshes. Beyond these is a buffer zone of cultivated fields and maquis. The main human activities are fishing, livestock- and arable-farming, tourism and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for wintering and passage waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Pelecanus crispus (passage), Aythya nyroca (10-20 passage individuals), Falco naumanni (10-20 passage individuals), Gallinago media (10-20 passage individuals).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Divari Pylou (Gialova) lagoon and Sfaktiria island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2020.