Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR159 Anafi island
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Criteria: A4ii, B1ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C2, C6
Coordinates: 36o 21' N 25o 50' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-473 m
Area: 3900 ha

Site Description
A remote island and associated islets at the south-eastern edge of Cyclades. The island is dominated by phrygana.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (20%, Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Sea/marine area (20%, Open Sea; Sea inlets and coastal features), Shrubland (60%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (65%), fisheries/aquaculture (20%), not utilised (5%), tourism/recreation (10%)

Protection status
National None International None
180 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) NISIDES ANAFIS: FTENA, PACHIA, MAKRA(GR4220023).

This is an important site for breeding seabirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii (7 breeding pairs).

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco eleonorae Eleonora's Falcon breeding 1997 50 - average A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2
Calonectris diomedea Cory's Shearwater breeding 1997 - - unknown B1ii, B2, C2, C6
Puffinus yelkouan Yelkouan Shearwater breeding 1997 - - unknown B1ii, B3, C2

Conservation issues
The main threat is the development of tourism. Rats have been introduced. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: burning of vegetation (medium), consequences of animal/plant introductions (unknown), recreation/tourism (high), unsustainable exploitation (unknown)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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