Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR057 Mati of Tirnavos
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Criteria: A1, C1
Coordinates: 39o 49' N 22o 17' E (Map)
Altitude: 74-100 m
Area: 500 ha

Site Description
A spring-fed wetland dominated by reedbeds ( Phragmites ) and surrounded by arable agriculture.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (10%, Arable land; Forestry plantations), Forest (5%, Alluvial and very wet forest), Grassland (20%, Humid grasslands), Shrubland (5%, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis), Wetland (65%, Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation)

Land use: agriculture (20%), fisheries/aquaculture, tourism/recreation (5%), water management (90%)

Protection status
National None International None

The site is important for species breeding in reedbeds and passage waterbirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel non-breeding 1996 Frequent average A1, C1

Conservation issues
Water abstraction, both groundwater and surface water, for irrigation of crops is a serious threat.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (high), aquaculture/fisheries (low), construction/impact of dyke/dam/barrage (unknown), drainage (high), groundwater abstraction (low), recreation/tourism (low), unsustainable exploitation (high)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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