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Location Greece, Western Greece
Central coordinates 22o 6.00' East  38o 15.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C2
Area 32 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description A small coastal lagoon east of the town of Aegio, with reedbeds (Phragmites), saltmarsh and shingle-beach. The site is popular for recreation.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for overwintering ducks, migrating waders and other passage migrants. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (5-25 passage individuals), Larus audouinii (5-35 passage individuals).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Sterna nilotica passage  1995  100-300 individuals  good  B1i, C2  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Alyki (Aigiou) Wildlife Refuge 90 protected area contains site 32  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  -
Coastline Lagoons; Salt marshes; Sand dunes & beaches; Shingle & stony beaches  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research 100%
tourism/recreation 60%

Protection status National Partial International None20 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Limnothalassa Alykis Aigiou, 100 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Alyki lagoon, Aigio. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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