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GR156 Amorgos island
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Criteria: A1, B2, C1, C6
Coordinates: 36o 50' N 25o 55' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-821 m
Area: 12100 ha

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Site Description
The easternmost island of the Cyclades. A rugged, rocky island, including Mount Krikelos. The south-east of the island has steep cliffs. Vegetation cover includes scrub, maquis, phrygana and remnant Quercus forest. A number of rocky islets fall within the site. Human activities include livestock-farming, tourism, fishing, and hunting.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (10%, Arable land), Coastline/rocky areas (20%, Inland cliffs; Rock stacks and islets; Scree and boulders; Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Shrubland (70%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis; Scrub)

Land use: agriculture (70%), fisheries/aquaculture, not utilised (20%), tourism/recreation (10%)

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Protection status
National None International None
1800 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) NISOS AMORGOS (VOREIOANATOLIKO TMIMA) KAI NISIDES: PSALIDA, GRAMVOUSSA, NIKOURIA, MIKRO KAI MEGALO VIOKASTRO, KRAMVONISI, PETALIDI(GR4220024).


Birds
The site is important for breeding and passage raptors, and species associated with cliffs and scrub.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Larus audouinii Audouin's Gull breeding 1997 51 51 good A1, B2, C1, C6
Hieraaetus fasciatus Bonelli's Eagle resident 1996 2 2 good B2
Falco eleonorae Eleonora's Falcon breeding 1996 Abundant good B2
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Conservation issues
Threats include burning of vegetation for grazing purposes, overgrazing by goats and hunting. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: abandonment/reduction of land management (low), agricultural intensification/expansion (medium), burning of vegetation (high), unsustainable exploitation (medium)
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Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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