Northern Sifnos

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area of cliffs covered by maquis, phrygana, and olive-groves. Human activities include agriculture, tourism, fishing and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding raptors and for passage migrants.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from hunting, infrastructure and tourism developments. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National Partial International None150 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Profitis Ilias/Apollonia Sifnou, 150 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Northern Sifnos. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.