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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR146 Aliki Psilis Ammou lagoon, Samos
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Criteria: B2, C6
Coordinates: 37o 42' N 27o 1' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-10 m
Area: 180 ha

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Site Description
A small coastal lagoon with a reedbed ( Phragmites ). In the summer the lagoon almost dries up.

Habitats: Shrubland (Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis), Wetland (Coastal lagoons; Salt marshes; Sand dunes and beaches; Water fringe vegetation)

Land use: agriculture, tourism/recreation

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Protection status
National None International None
31 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) SAMOS: ALΥKΙ PSILIS AMMOY(GR4120007).


Birds
This is an important site for wintering and passage waterbirds.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Tadorna ferruginea Ruddy Shelduck resident 1996 10 12 good B2, C6
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Conservation issues
The main threat is from illegal hunting. The area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: disturbance to birds (medium), unsustainable exploitation (high)
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Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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