Ioannina city

IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1996 50-150 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Periastiko dasos Ioanninon Aisthitiko dasos 74 protected area contained by site 0
Limni Ioanninon Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,616 protected area is adjacent to site 135
Limni Ioanninon Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,616 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Kentriko Zagori Kai Anatoliko Tmima Orous Mitsikeli Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 53,409 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Evryteri Periochi Polis Ioanninon Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 22,446 protected area contains site 0
Evryteri Periochi Athamanikon Oreon Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 64,604 protected area is adjacent to site 0


Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations, Other urban and industrial areas -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
unknown -

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Ioannina city. Downloaded from on 27/02/2024.