Lakes Cheimaditis and Zazari

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
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca NT breeding 1996 30-60 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C6
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT non-breeding 1989 63 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1996 27 individuals A1, C1
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 1996 30-50 breeding pairs B2, C6
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC non-breeding 1996 common A1, C1
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1996 5-15 breeding pairs A1, C1

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)
Limnes Cheimaditida Kai Zazari Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,137 protected area overlaps with site 5,193
Limnes Cheimaditida - Zazari Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,922 protected area contained by site 4,064
Chintsko kai Cheimaditida Dimou Aetou kai Koinotiton Lechovou kai Varikou Katafygio Agrias Zois 4,404 protected area overlaps with site 2,555


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Grassland Mesophile grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lakes Cheimaditis and Zazari. Downloaded from on 27/09/2021.