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Kasos island and surrounding islets


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU breeding 1997-1999 30-63 breeding pairs A1, C1
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 2006 288 breeding pairs A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2

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)
Nisos Kasos Kai Symplegma Kasonision Kai Thalassia Periochi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 15,918 is identical to site 5,342
Nisides Armathia kai Makronisi tis Kasou, Antitilos kai Gaidaros tis Tilou….klp Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,149 protected area overlaps with site 0
Kasos Kai Kasonisia – Evryteri Thalassia Periochi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 21,487 protected area overlaps with site 6,009

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
unknown -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kasos island and surrounding islets. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2022.