Ios, Sikinos and Folegandros islands

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, B1ii, B2, B3, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 19,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
The scrub-dominated islands in the South Cyclades and the adjacent rocky islets. Human activities include tourism, fishing, arable agriculture and livestock-farming.

Key biodiversity
The area is important for breeding seabirds and raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ios, Sikinos and Folegandros islands. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.