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Location Greece, Central Macedonia,Western Macedonia
Central coordinates 21o 45.00' East  40o 45.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C6
Area 17,000 ha
Altitude 523 - 560m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society



Site description Two freshwater lakes in an area of hills and mountains.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus breeding  1993  3-10 breeding pairs  A1, B2, C1, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
LIMNES VEGORITIDA - PETRON - GR1340004 Habitats Directive 12,569 protected area overlaps with site 11,041  
LIMNI PETRON - GR1340007 Birds Directive 6,696 protected area contained by site 6,696  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands  10%
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  80%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
fisheries/aquaculture 50%
water management 100%

Protection status National Partial International NonePart of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Ampelia/Amyntaiou, 2,500 ha). 440 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Maniakiou, 440 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Vegoritis and Lake Petron. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/04/2014

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