GR129
Kythira island


Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B1iv, B2, B3, C1, C2, C5, C6 (2000)
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Area: 56,421 ha

Protection status:

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
The site includes parts of Kithira and the adjacent islets. Human activities include arable agriculture, livestock-farming, tourism, hunting, and fishing. There is also some military use of the site.

Key biodiversity
Two hundred and thirty-six species have been recorded. The site is a migratory bottleneck, where more than 3,000 raptors regularly pass in autumn. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila heliaca (up to 2 wintering individuals), Falco naumanni (passage).

Attributes
Raptors MOU - IBA listed under Table 3 of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2017) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Kythira island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2017.