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Lake Ismarida (Mitrikou)


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
Mute Swan Cygnus olor LC winter 1996 500-1,400 individuals B1i, C3
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus VU winter 1997 20 individuals A1, C1
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 1996 800-2,500 individuals B1i, C3
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC resident - uncommon B2, C6
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT resident - common B2, C6
Eurasian Wigeon Mareca penelope LC winter 1996 1,500-6,000 individuals B1i, C3
Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis LC winter - 1,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Phoenicopterus ruber NR passage 1996 1,500-5,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC resident - 110 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus LC passage 1996 50-2,500 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Ixobrychus minutus NR breeding - 20-50 breeding pairs C6
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides LC breeding - 80 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter - 280 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 1996 abundant A1, C1
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 1996 50-600 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC resident 1996 frequent B2, C6
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1997 110-350 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo LC winter 1996 700-2,500 individuals B1i, C3
Burhinus oedicnemus NR breeding - common C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC winter 1996 700-2,500 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C6
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus LC breeding 1993 4 breeding pairs B2, C6
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris CR passage 1997 1 individuals A1, C1
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC breeding - 20-100 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2
Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus LC passage - 1,200 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC breeding - 600 breeding pairs B3, C2, C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding - 30-110 breeding pairs B2, C6
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster LC breeding - abundant B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a unknown - 20,000 individuals A4iii, C4

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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Ptelea Dimou Aigeirou Wildlife Refugee 316 protected area contained by site 316
Potamos Filiouris Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,058 protected area overlaps with site 10
Mavromatio-Limni Mitrikou Wildlife Refugee 1,865 protected area overlaps with site 1,082
Limnes Vistonis, Ismaris - Limnothalasses Porto Lagos, Alyki Ptelea, Xirolimni, Karatza Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 48,907 protected area overlaps with site 5,640
Limnes Kai Limnothalasses Tis Thrakis - Evryteri Periochi Kai Paraktia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 29,456 protected area contains site 6,734
Lake Vistonis, Porto Lagos, Lake Ismaris & adjoining lagoons Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 24,396 protected area contains site 6,500
Karatza Dimou Aigeirou Wildlife Refugee 208 protected area contained by site 208
Elos Dimou Aigeirou Wildlife Refugee 253 protected area contained by site 253
Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis (Delta Nestou - Vistonidas - Ismaridas) National Park 93,135 protected area overlaps with site 6,421
Alyki Dimou Aigeirou Wildlife Refugee 363 protected area contained by site 363

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land -
Coastline Mud flats & sand flats, Lagoons, Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Ismarida (Mitrikou). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2019.