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Ios, Sikinos and Folegandros islands


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2000

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU breeding 1996 100-1,000 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii, B3, C2
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 1996 2-4 breeding pairs B2
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus LC resident 1996 2-7 breeding pairs B2
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1996 3-7 breeding pairs B2, C6
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia LC breeding 1997 frequent B3, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rachidia--Trypales/ Folegandros Game Refuge 400 protected area contained by site 400
Rachidia Trypoules (Folegandrou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 406 protected area contained by site 0
Folegandros Anatoliki Mechri Dytiki Sikino Kai Thalassia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,047 protected area overlaps with site 0
Folegandros Anatoliki Mechri Dytiki Sikino Kai Thalassia Zoni Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,047 protected area overlaps with site 4,429
Anemomyloi-Psathi-Kalamos-Profitis Ilias (Iou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 3,659 protected area contained by site 0
Anemomyloi--Psathokalamos-Pr. Ilias Iou Game Refuge 3,700 protected area contained by site 3,700

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Sea Open Sea, Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
tourism/recreation -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ios, Sikinos and Folegandros islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2022.