Nisyros island and surrounding islets This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 5,325 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 very high not assessed low
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Site description
A volcanic island south of the island of Kos. The island is covered by a mixture of phrygana, maquis and areas of Quercus and Pinus woodland. Half of the islet of Giali is Pinus forest the other half a pumice-stone mine. Human activities include livestock-farming, tourism, and hunting.

Key biodiversity
The area is important for migratory species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nisyros island and surrounding islets. Downloaded from on 03/02/2023.