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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR160 Islets of North Dodekanisa
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Criteria: A1, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6
Coordinates: 37o 20' N 26o 46' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-277 m
Area: 4275 ha

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Site Description
A complex of 42 islets and the solitary Pharmakonisi islet. The area is generally overgrazed.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (25%, Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Urban parks and gardens), Coastline/rocky areas (20%, Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Shrubland (70%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (85%), fisheries/aquaculture, military (15%), urban/industrial/transport (10%)

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Protection status
National None International Low

1500 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) NISOS AGATHONISIOU KAI NISIDES: PITTA, KATSAGANI, NERONISI, STRONGYLI(GR4210015).950 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) NISOS LEIPSOI (DYTIKO TMIMA) & NISIDES: FRAGKOS, MAKRONISI, PILAFI, KAPARI, KALAPODIA, MEGALO ASPRONISI, MAKRY ASPONISI, KOYLOYRA, NOTIA ASPRA,SARAKINA, PIATO, PSOMOS, STAVRI, LIRA, ARETHOYSA, MANOLI(GR4210016).570 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) VOREIODYTIKO TMIMA ARKION & NISIDES: AGRELOYSA, STROGGYLI,SPALATHI, SMINERO, TSOYKA, TSOYKAKI, PSATHONISI, KALOVOLOS, MAKRONISI, AVAPTISTOS, KOMAROS(GR4210017).90 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) NISIDES LEROU: PIGANOUSA, MEGALO GLARONISI, MIKRO GLARONISI, LERIKO(GR4210018).


Birds
The site is important for breeding raptors and seabirds, and for passage migrants. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (2- 5 breeding pairs).

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Larus audouinii Audouin's Gull breeding 1997 65 65 good A1, B2, C1, C6
Buteo rufinus Long-legged Buzzard resident 1995 5 7 average B2
Falco eleonorae Eleonora's Falcon breeding 1995 80 150 poor A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2
Phalacrocorax aristotelis European Shag resident 1995 50 80 average B1i, C2
Puffinus yelkouan Yelkouan Shearwater breeding 1996 200 500 poor A4ii, B1ii, B3, C2
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Conservation issues
The main threats are from overgrazing and hunting. The site was included in a LIFE project on the conservation of Larus audouinii . Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: abandonment/reduction of land management (high), agricultural intensification/expansion (high), aquaculture/fisheries (medium), consequences of animal/plant introductions (high), disturbance to birds (high), firewood collection (low), industrialization/urbanization (low), recreation/tourism (medium), unsustainable exploitation (high)
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Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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