Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR114 North-west Skyros and Ag. Fokas islets
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Criteria: A1, C1, C6
Coordinates: 38o 53' N 24o 28' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-376 m
Area: 2700 ha

Site Description
An area of low hills reaching the coast. Pinus forests occupy the majority of the area.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (7%, Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Forest (55%, Native coniferous woodland), Shrubland (40%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub)

Land use: agriculture (5%), not utilised, tourism/recreation

Protection status
National None International None
466 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) NISIDES SKYROY(GR2420009).

The site is important for breeding raptors, seabirds and species found in coastal scrub.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Larus audouinii Audouin's Gull breeding 1996 55 55 good A1, C1, C6

Conservation issues
The main threat is from tourism developments and disturbance of the Larus audouinii colony by tourists.

Threats: abandonment/reduction of land management (medium), extraction industry (medium), recreation/tourism (medium), unsustainable exploitation (medium)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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