A delta with dunes, saltmarshes, riverine vegetation, meadows and reedbeds (Phragmites).
The area is important for passage waterbirds and passerines, and for breeding and passage raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila clanga (wintering), Aquila heliaca (wintering), Falco naumanni (minimum 3 breeding pairs).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The major threats are the expansion of agriculture into wetland areas and tourism-related development. The area is a candidate SAC.
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BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Evrotas delta. Downloaded from
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