GR167
Nisyros island and surrounding islets This is an IBA in danger! 


Year of compilation: 2000

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.



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats to the site are from forest destruction for firewood, pumice-stone mining on Giali, overgrazing, fires set by shepherds, increasing tourism and seasonal hunting. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.



Protected areas
National None International None




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Nisyros island and surrounding islets. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 19/08/2022.