Zakynthos island

Country/territory: Greece

IBA Criteria met: A3, B1i, C2 (2000)
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Area: 33,680 ha

Protection status:

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description
The area is dominated by maquis, Pinus forests and agricultural land.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for species associated with scrub and coastal areas. Breeding birds include eight of the 21 species in Europe that are restricted (when breeding) to the Mediterranean biome.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Zakynthos island. Downloaded from on 19/10/2019.