Symi island and surrounding islets

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Simi is rocky and covered with phrygana and conifer forest. The adjacent islets are unvegetated or covered with scrub. Human activities include fishing, tourism, stock-raising, and arable agriculture.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for seabirds.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Overfishing and illegal fishing with dynamite are serious problems. Fires are a potential threat.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Symi island and surrounding islets. Downloaded from on 14/08/2022.