Lake Amvrakia

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
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1997 50-1,200 individuals B1i, C3
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia LC passage - 20-50 individuals B1i, 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)
Petalas/Amfilochias--Kechrinias--Papadatou--Stanou Game Refuge 1,330 protected area overlaps with site 0
Petalas (Amfilochias-Kechrinias-Papadatou-Stanou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 14,724 protected area overlaps with site 0
Limni Amvrakia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,960 protected area overlaps with site 0
Limni Amvrakia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,229 protected area overlaps with site 1,579


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Amvrakia. Downloaded from on 01/10/2022.