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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR173 Islets of Karpathian Sea
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Criteria: A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2, C6
Coordinates: 35o 55' N 26o 30' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-126 m
Area: 400 ha

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Site Description
A remote group of rocky islets west of Karpathos.

Habitats: Coastline/rocky areas (Sea cliffs and rocky shores), Sea/marine area (Sea inlets and coastal features), Shrubland (Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis)

Land use: fisheries/aquaculture, unknown

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Protection status
National None International None
400 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) NISIDES KARPATHIOU PELAGOUS: MEGALO SOFRANO, SOCHAS, MIKRO SOPHRANO, AVGO, DIVOUNIA, CHAMILI, ASTAKIDONISIA(GR4210023).


Birds
This site is important for breeding seabirds and for raptors associated with coastal cliffs. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii (10 breeding pairs).

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco eleonorae Eleonora's Falcon breeding 1997 250 - average A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2, C6
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Conservation issues
Rats have been introduced. The area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: consequences of animal/plant introductions (unknown), unknown (unknown)
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Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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