Kasos island and surrounding islets

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description (baseline)
A large island and the nearby islets dominated by maquis. Human activities include livestock-farming, fishing and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding seabirds.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from overgrazing and fires. The area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Kasos island and surrounding islets. Downloaded from on 09/06/2023.