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GR155 Mikres Kyklades
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Criteria: A4ii, B1ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C2
Coordinates: 36o 54' N 25o 34' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-418 m
Area: 5700 ha

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Site Description
A complex of small islands and islets east of Naxos. The majority are covered with maquis and phrygana. Human activities include fishing, stock-raising, tourism and hunting.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (10%, Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas), Coastline/rocky areas (15%, Inland cliffs; Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Sea/marine area (5%, Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features), Shrubland (70%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (60%), fisheries/aquaculture (5%), not utilised (20%), tourism/recreation (10%)

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Protection status
National None International None
2050 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) NISOS IRAKLIA, NISOI MAKARES, MIKROS KAI MEGALOS AVELAS, NISIDA VENETIKO IRAKLIAS(GR4220021).


Birds
This is an important site for breeding seabirds and raptors associated with coastal cliffs. 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 80 - average A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2
Puffinus yelkouan Yelkouan Shearwater breeding 1996 300 - unknown A4ii, B1ii, B3, C2
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Conservation issues
The main threats are from tourism developments and introduced rats and cats. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: aquaculture/fisheries (medium), consequences of animal/plant introductions (high), recreation/tourism (high), unsustainable exploitation (unknown)
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Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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