Kalamas delta

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
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC passage 1996 445 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1993 219 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 1996 1-22 individuals A1, C1
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1988 65 individuals A1, C1
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1995 58-1,017 individuals B1i, C3
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris CR passage 1997 2 individuals A1, C1
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1992 40 breeding pairs C6
Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga VU winter 1996 7 individuals A1, C1
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla LC breeding - present 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)
Ygrotopos Ekvolon Kalama Kai Nisos Prasoudi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,643 protected area contains site 5,572
Vatatsa - Divari - Ormos Valtou - Drepano Dimou Igoumenitsas Katafygio Agrias Zois 960 protected area overlaps with site 687
Perioches Prostasias tis Fysis Stenon kai Ekvolon Acheronta kai Kalama kai Elous Kalodikiou kai Perifereiaki Zoni Periochi prostasias tis fysis 19,331 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ekvoles (Delta) Kalama Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,632 protected area contains site 5,561


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas -
Coastline Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kalamas delta. Downloaded from on 05/12/2022.