Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR136 Tokmakia islets
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Criteria: A1, C1
Coordinates: 39o 18' N 26o 26' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-58 m
Area: 150 ha

Site Description
A group of small islands east of Lesvos in the north-east Aegean. Human activities include stock-raising, fishing and tourism.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Shrubland (Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture, fisheries/aquaculture

Protection status
National None International None
190 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) NISIDES LESVOU (SYMPLEGMA TOMARONISION, KIDONAS, AGIOS GEORGIOS, GLARONISI, KLP)(GR4110009).

The site is important for breeding coastal species.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Larus audouinii Audouin's Gull breeding 1998 28 - good A1, C1

Conservation issues
Hunting is prohibited in part of the area.

Threats: disturbance to birds (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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