Nestos gorge

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
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter - 60 individuals A1, C1
Eurasian Eagle-owl Bubo bubo LC breeding - 2-3 breeding pairs B2, C6
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC breeding 1996 16 breeding pairs C6
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster LC breeding - 50-100 breeding pairs B2

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)
Stena Nestou/Kehrokambos Wildlife Refuge 1,125 protected area overlaps with site 1,125
Stena Nestou-Aristeri Ochthi potamou Nestou Katafygio Agrias Zois 2,875 protected area contained by site 0
Stena Nestou Kavalas - Xanthis Aisthitiko dasos 2,286 protected area contained by site 2,380
Stena Nestou Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,206 protected area contained by site 0
Stena Nestou Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,636 protected area contained by site 8,753
Aisthitiko Dasos Nestou Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,378 protected area contained by site 2,336


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
forestry -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nestos gorge. Downloaded from on 05/12/2022.