Saria island and northern Karpathos

Country/territory: Greece

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 8,791 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description (2000 baseline)
Rocky islands characterized by steep cliffs and scree with phrygana as the dominant vegetation. The main human activities are livestock-farming and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important location for species associated with Mediterranean scrub and for breeding seabirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii (breeding).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Saria island and northern Karpathos. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.