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Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR078 Lake Kalodiki, Margariti and Karteri marshes
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Criteria: B2, C6
Coordinates: 39o 20' N 20o 27' E (Map)
Altitude: 96-220 m
Area: 1650 ha

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Site Description
An area of freshwater lakes, fen and wet meadows. An area of forest exists on an island in Lake Kalodiki. The surrounding slopes are covered with maquis.

Habitats: Forest (Native coniferous woodland), Shrubland (Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis), Wetland (Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation)

Land use: agriculture, tourism/recreation

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Protection status
National Partial International None
300ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Valtos Kalodikiou/Margaritiou- Eleftheriou- Spatharaion, 300ha).1806 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) ELI KALODIKI, MARGARITI, KARTERI & LIMNI PRONTANI(GR2120006).


Birds
Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (breeding).

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Aythya nyroca Ferruginous Duck breeding 1997 10 15 average B2, C6
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Conservation issues
Threats include the dumping of waste (`Other' threats, above), the expansion of agriculture, uncontrolled water extraction, water pollution, and hunting. There are plans to develop tourism. Part of the area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (unknown), drainage (unknown), groundwater abstraction (unknown), other (unknown), unsustainable exploitation (high)
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Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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