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GR030 Alyki Angelochoriou lagoon (Megalou Emvolou)
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Criteria: A1, A4i, B1i, C1, C2, C3
Coordinates: 40o 29' N 22o 49' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-2 m
Area: 357 ha

Site Description
The site includes a coastal lagoon, a saltpan, saltmarshes and a marine zone. Human activities include salt production (`Other' land-use, below), agriculture, hunting and tourism.

Habitats: Sea/marine area (10%, Sea inlets and coastal features), Wetland (80%, Coastal lagoons; Salt marshes; Sand dunes and beaches; Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation)

Land use: agriculture (30%), fisheries/aquaculture (10%), other (10%), tourism/recreation, water management (45%)

Protection status
National None International None
357 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) LIMNOTHALASSA AGGELOCHORIOY(GR1220005).

This is an important site for passage and wintering waders. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (up to 18 wintering individuals).

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Numenius tenuirostris Slender-billed Curlew passage 0 - 1 good A1, C1
Charadrius alexandrinus Kentish Plover passage 0 - 384 good B1i, C3
Larus melanocephalus Mediterranean Gull non-breeding 0 - 5500 good A4i, B1i, C2

Conservation issues
The main threat is from hunting. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: aquaculture/fisheries (medium), recreation/tourism (low), unsustainable exploitation (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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