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

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
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 (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Gera gulf, Ntipi and Charamida marshes, Lesvos. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.