Karpasia Peninsula - Kleides Islands

Country/territory: Cyprus

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, A3, B2, B3, C1, C6 (2012)
For more information about IBA criteria, please click here

Area: 58,861 ha

BirdLife Cyprus

Site summary
The remote, relatively un-spoilt and picturesque Karpasia Peninsula, with its rolling hills, juniper-dominated shrubland and low-intensity farmland is one of the outstanding IBAs in Cyprus important for its characteristic Mediterranean bird community. The site is also Endemic Bird Area, and is significant for no fewer than four species of global conservation concern like the Roller and the Audouin’s Gull. The rocky Kleides islands and the islet of Lefkoniso are the only breeding sites in Cyprus for this gull species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Karpasia Peninsula - Kleides Islands. Downloaded from on 04/12/2023.