Samothraki island

IBA Justification

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2012

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population at site IBA criteria triggered
European Shag Gulosus aristotelis LC breeding 2009 10-100 breeding pairs B1i, B3, C2, C6

Note: The current IUCN Red List category may differ from the category that was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment.

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IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Samothraki: Oros Fengari Kai Paraktia Zoni Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 20,883 protected area contains site 10,452
Katsampas Dimou Samothrakis Katafygio Agrias Zois 409 protected area contained by site 409
Fengari Samothrakis; Anatolikes Aktes, Vrachonissida Zourafa Kai Thalassia Zoni Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 16,329 protected area overlaps with site 9,968
Alonoudia Dimou Samothrakis Katafygio Agrias Zois 583 protected area contained by site 583


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest, Broadleaved evergreen woodland, Treeline ecotone -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
military -
tourism/recreation -
other -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Samothraki island. Downloaded from on 29/05/2023.