Serifos island

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A typical Aegean island covered with phrygana and with a small coastal wetland. The site includes the adjacent rocky islets of Vous, Serfopoula and Piperi. The main human activities are arable agriculture, livestock-farming, fishing, tourism, and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii.

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

Protected areas
National Partial International None200 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Chora-Ag. Kiriaki/Serifos, 200 ha). 800 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Kentarchos-Galini/Serifos, 800 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Serifos island. Downloaded from on 03/10/2023.