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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

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

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).

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

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)

Source: Important Areas for the Birds of Greece
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