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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR130 Antikithira island, Prasouda and Lagouvardos islets
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Criteria: A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2, C6
Coordinates: 35o 52' N 23o 18' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-378 m
Area: 2000 ha

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Site Description
A small island, and its associated islets, between Kithira and Crete. Antikithira is covered mainly by low maquis and phrygana with a few arable areas and olive-groves. Prasouda is covered by low maquis and phrygana. Human activities include stock-raising, fishing, agriculture, and hunting.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (5%, Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land), Coastline/rocky areas (5%, Inland cliffs; Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Sea/marine area (5%, Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features), Shrubland (80%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture, fisheries/aquaculture

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Protection status
National None International None
2000 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) NISOS ANTIKYTHIRA KAI NISIDES PRASSONISI, LAGOUVARDOS, PLAKOULITHRA KAI NISIDES THIMONIES(GR3000012).


Birds
This is an important area for breeding and passage raptors and seabirds.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco eleonorae Eleonora's Falcon breeding 1996 300 - average A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2, C6
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Conservation issues
The major threats are from uncontrolled grazing and illegal hunting. The area is used as a swordfish fishery. The area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (high), aquaculture/fisheries (high), natural events (medium), unsustainable exploitation (high)
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Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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