Lakes Chortarolimni and Alyki, Moudros gulf, Diapori fen and Fakos peninsula, Limnos

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
Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna LC winter 1996 850 individuals B1i, C3
Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea LC resident 1996 8 breeding pairs B2, C6
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 1996 5,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1996 20 breeding pairs B2, C6
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC breeding 1996 45 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 1996 220 breeding pairs A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2, C6

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here

IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Poliochni-Thymarelia (Livadochoriou-Agiou Dimitriou-Atsikis) Katafygio Agrias Zois 2,057 protected area overlaps with site 357
Plá¿-Korakia-Parthenomytos (Moudrou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 689 protected area overlaps with site 0
Palaiokastro-Alepotrypes-Voutsadika (Panagias-Plakas) Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,344 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Nisides Kai Vrachonisides Limnou: Nisos Sergitsi Kai Nisides Diavates; Kompio, Kastria, Tigani, Karkalas, Prasonisi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 115 protected area overlaps with site 10
Limnos: Chortarolimni - Limni Alyki Kai Thalassia Periochi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 18,314 protected area overlaps with site 3,333
Limnos; Limnes Chortarolimni Kai Alyki, Kolpos Moudrou Elos Diapori Kai Chersonisos Fakos, Nisos Sergitsi Kai Nisides Diavates Kompiokastria, Tigani, Karkalas, Prasonisi Kai Thalassia Periochi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 42,758 protected area overlaps with site 12,542
Komi-Tourles-Chortalimni (Romanou-Roussopouliou-Kalliopis) Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,121 protected area contained by site 1,121


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Mud flats and sand flats, Sand dunes and beaches, Coastal lagoons, Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation, Fens, transition mires and springs -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
military -
water management -
fisheries/aquaculture -
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lakes Chortarolimni and Alyki, Moudros gulf, Diapori fen and Fakos peninsula, Limnos. Downloaded from on 04/08/2021.