GR138
Gera gulf, Ntipi and Charamida marshes, Lesvos


Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2 (2000)
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Area: 5,000 ha

Protection status:

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
A shallow gulf which includes a river delta, coastal lagoons, freshwater marshes, rivers, streams, wet meadows, and reedbeds (Phragmites). Human activities include fishing, agriculture, water management, tourism, quarrying, and hunting.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for passage migrants and as a foraging area for raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (up to 10 wintering individuals).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gera gulf, Ntipi and Charamida marshes, Lesvos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/10/2020.