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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR168 Tilos island
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Criteria: A1, A4ii, B1iii, B2, C1, C2
Coordinates: 36o 25' N 27o 23' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-654 m
Area: 6300 ha

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Site Description
A group of rocky islands dominated by phrygana. Human activities include agriculture, livestock-farming, and fishing.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (30%, Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves; Ruderal land), Coastline/rocky areas (20%, Rock stacks and islets; Scree and boulders; Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Sea/marine area (5%, Sea inlets and coastal features), Shrubland (65%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: agriculture (80%), not utilised (10%), tourism/recreation (10%), urban/industrial/transport (5%)

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Protection status
National None International None
6300 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) NISOS TILOS KAI NISIDES: ANTITILOS, PELEKOUSA, GAIDOURONISI, GIAKOUMI, AGIOS ANDREAS, PRASOUDA, NISI(GR4210024).


Birds
This is an important site for resident raptors and species of Mediterranean scrub.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Larus audouinii Audouin's Gull resident 1997 18 25 good A1, C1
Falco eleonorae Eleonora's Falcon breeding 1996 50 - average A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2
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Conservation issues
The main threat is overgrazing. A planned quarry may also pose a serious threat.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (high), extraction industry (medium), groundwater abstraction (unknown), infrastructure (medium), recreation/tourism (low), unsustainable exploitation (low)
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Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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