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


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 Pochard Aythya ferina VU winter 1997 8,029 individuals B1i, C3
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus LC winter 1997 6,729 individuals B1i, C3
Phoenicopterus ruber NR non-breeding 1995 1,410 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 1993 80-100 breeding pairs B2, C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1997 35 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT passage 1995 473 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus NT winter 1995 249 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1997 43 individuals A1, C1
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta LC passage 1995 1,150 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Himantopus himantopus NR passage 1995 600 individuals B1i, C2
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes LC breeding 1992 uncommon B2
A4iii Species group - waterbirds n/a winter - 20,000-49,999 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high not assessed not assessed
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of ground water (agricultural use) happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution industrial & military effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Artificial - terrestrial 0 0 poor (40-69%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Forest 0 0 very poor (< 40%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Shrubland 0 0 very poor (< 40%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 very poor (< 40%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity not assessed
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Stena Rentinas - Evryteri Periochi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,905 protected area contained by site 2,905
Madytou, Apollonias, Limnis Volvis, Ekvoles Rycheiou Potamou Dimon Apollonias, Agiou Georgiou kai Rentinas Wildlife Refugee 11,627 protected area contained by site 11,627
Limni Lagkada Wildlife Refugee 2,231 protected area contained by site 2,231
Limni Koroneia Wildlife Refugee 4,891 protected area contained by site 4,891
Limnes Volvi Kai Lagkada - Evryteri Periochi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 26,948 protected area overlaps with site 24,988
Limnes Koroneias - Volvis, Stena Rentinas Kai Evryteri Periochi Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 14,625 protected area contains site 43,021
Lakes Volvi & Koronia Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 16,388 protected area overlaps with site 16,396
Lakes Koroneia, Volvi and Rentina Gorge National Park 190,677 protected area overlaps with site 41,875

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land -
Forest -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lakes Volvi, Koroneia and Rentina Gorge. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/05/2019.