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River Axios


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2000 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Pygmy Cormorant Microcarbo pygmaeus LC winter 1997 5,000 individuals A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2000).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Palmitsi-Kampos (Evzonon & Mikrou Dasous) Katafygio Agrias Zois 1,437 protected area overlaps with site 1,218
Oros Paiko; Stena Apsalou Kai Moglenitsas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 90,954 protected area is adjacent to site 223
Ethniko Parko Gallikou, Axiou, Loudia, Aliakmona, Alykis Kitrous, Limnothalassas Kalochoriou Ethniko Parko 33,779 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ethniko Parko Axiou - Perioches Prostasias tis Fysis PD1, PD2, PD3, PD4 Periochi prostasias tis fysis se ethniko parko 11,408 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ethniko Parko Axiou - Perioches Prostasias tis Fysis B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7 Periochi prostasias tis fysis se ethniko parko 3,748 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Eidomeni (Altsakiou) Katafygio Agrias Zois 440 protected area overlaps with site 440
Delta Axiou - Loudia - Aliakmona – Evryteri Periochi - Axioupoli Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 41,496 protected area overlaps with site 5,347
Delta Axiou - Loudia - Aliakmona - Alyki Kitrous Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 28,855 protected area overlaps with site 11,396

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
water management -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: River Axios. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/river-axios-iba-greece on 26/02/2024.