Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR034 Agios Mamas marsh
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Criteria: A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2
Coordinates: 40o 14' N 23o 20' E (Map)
Altitude: 0-4 m
Area: 633 ha

Site Description
A small coastal wetland with standing water, sand-dunes, and reedbeds ( Phragmites ).

Habitats: Wetland (100%, Sand dunes and beaches; Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation)

Land use: military, not utilised, tourism/recreation (40%)

Protection status
National None International None
633 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) LIMNOTHALASSA AGIOY MAMA(GR1270004).

This is an important location for breeding and passage waders.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Numenius tenuirostris Slender-billed Curlew passage 1987 1 - good A1, C1
Himantopus himantopus Black-winged Stilt breeding 1996 70 300 good B1i, C2
Glareola pratincola Collared Pratincole breeding 1996 20 50 average B1i, B2, C2

Conservation issues
The main threats are from illegal house construction, filling-in of the wetland and rubbish tipping (`Other' threats). A small part of the wetland is used by the military. The area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: dredging/canalization (low), filling-in of wetlands (medium), industrialization/urbanization (medium), other (low), recreation/tourism (medium), unsustainable exploitation (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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