A complex of 42 islets and the solitary Pharmakonisi islet. The area is generally overgrazed.
The site is important for breeding raptors and seabirds, and for passage migrants. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (2-5 breeding pairs).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Islands and islets of northern Dodecanese. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2020.