Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR133 Agios Efstratios island
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Criteria: A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2
Coordinates: 39o 31' N 25o 0' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-303 m
Area: 4600 ha

Site Description
A remote island and the surrounding rocky islets in the northern Aegean Sea. The dominant vegetation is phrygana.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (5%, Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves), Coastline/rocky areas (20%, Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Forest (26%, Broadleaved deciduous woodland), Shrubland (60%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis), Wetland (5%, Sand dunes and beaches)

Land use: agriculture (85%), not utilised (15%)

Protection status
National None International None

An important site for breeding seabirds, raptors and for passage migrants. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (passage).

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco eleonorae Eleonora's Falcon breeding 1995 70 - average A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2

Conservation issues
The main threats come from grazing of scrub and forest and from deliberate burning of the phrygana. The area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (high), burning of vegetation (unknown), forest grazing (high), recreation/tourism (low), unsustainable exploitation (low)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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