Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR150 Serifos island
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Criteria: B2
Coordinates: 37o 10' N 24o 28' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-502 m
Area: 7400 ha

Site Description
A typical Aegean island covered with phrygana and with a small coastal wetland. The site includes the adjacent rocky islets of Vous, Serfopoula and Piperi. The main human activities are arable agriculture, livestock-farming, fishing, tourism, and hunting.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (15%, Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas), Coastline/rocky areas (10%, Inland cliffs; Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Sea/marine area (5%, Sea inlets and coastal features), Shrubland (75%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (60%), fisheries/aquaculture (5%), not utilised (25%), tourism/recreation (5%), urban/industrial/transport (5%)

Protection status
National Partial International None
200ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Chora- Ag. Kiriaki/Serifos, 200ha). 800ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Kentarchos- Galini/Serifos, 800ha).

This is an important area for raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii .

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco eleonorae Eleonora's Falcon breeding 1997 Common average B2

Conservation issues
The main threats are from hunting, tourist and infrastructure developments. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: aquaculture/fisheries (unknown), infrastructure (medium), recreation/tourism (medium), unsustainable exploitation (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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