Lakes Volvi, Koroneia and Rentina Gorge This is an IBA in Danger! 

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2000)
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Area: 43,000 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2019 not assessed very high medium
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Site description (2000 baseline)
The site comprises two freshwater lakes and a gorge. Lake Koronia is shallow, eutrophic and polluted. Lake Volvi is deeper and overflows through the Rentina gorge. The gorge is dominated by maquis and riverine scrub.

Key biodiversity
This site is important for passage and wintering waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (minimum 43 wintering individuals), Oxyura leucocephala (wintering), Haliaeetus albicilla (wintering), Falco naumanni (passage). The site holds 20,000 or more waterbirds, on a regular basis (including Podiceps cristatus 6,729; Aythya ferina 8,029; Aythya fuligula 1,361; Fulica atra 12,736).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lakes Volvi, Koroneia and Rentina Gorge. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.