Syrna island and surrounding islets This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A4ii, B1ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 1,150 ha

Hellenic Ornithological Society
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2019 very high not assessed low
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Site description
The site lies to the south-east of the island of Astypalea. The islets are dominated by Juniperus scrub and phrygana. Human activities include stock-raising, fishing, and arable agriculture.

Key biodiversity
The area is important for passage migrants and breeding seabirds and raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii (11 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Syrna island and surrounding islets. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.