Year of compilation: 2000
Two islands south of Crete. Gavdos is covered with maquis, phrygana, and Pinus
forest. Gavdopoula is covered with phrygana.
This is an important area for passage migrants.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats include uncontrolled tourism development and plans to construct an industrial unit on
Gavdopoula islet. The area is a candidate SAC.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gavdos and Gavdopoula islands, Crete. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 20/10/2021.