Hellenic Ornithological Society, photo: Christos Toskos
GR091 Lakes Trichonida and Lysimachia
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Criteria: A1, C1
Coordinates: 38o 34' N 21o 28' E (Map)
Altitude: 18-300 m
Area: 14279 ha

Site Description
The site has two large freshwater lakes with reedbeds ( Phragmites ) and surrounding arable land.

Habitats: Artificial landscapes (22%, Arable land), Wetland (69%, Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation)

Land use: agriculture (25%), fisheries/aquaculture (70%), tourism/recreation (10%), water management (70%)

Protection status
National None International None
2275 ha of the IBA are covered by Special Protection Area (SPA) LIMNI LYSIMACHIA(GR2310013).

This is an important site for wintering ducks.

Species Season Year Min Max Acc Criteria
Aythya nyroca Ferruginous Duck winter 1989 - 225 good A1, C1

Conservation issues
The main threats are from agricultural intensification and surface and groundwater abstraction. The area is a candidate SAC.

Threats: agricultural intensification/expansion (high), aquaculture/fisheries (unknown), groundwater abstraction (high), industrialization/urbanization (high), unsustainable exploitation (medium)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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