Year of compilation: 2000
A deep oligotrophic lake with steep western shores. The northern part is shallow with small reedbeds (Phragmites
The site is important for wintering ducks and geese.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is drainage and the over-abstraction of surface water (`Other' threats). There are plans to construct a road on the lake shore.
The area is a candidate SAC.
NonePart of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Petalas/Amfilochias-Kechrinias-Papadatou-Stanou, 13,300 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Amvrakia. Downloaded from
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