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Location Greece, Peloponnissos
Central coordinates 22o 43.00' East  36o 49.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2
Area 3,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 100m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description A delta with dunes, saltmarshes, riverine vegetation, meadows and reedbeds (Phragmites).

Key Biodiversity The area is important for passage waterbirds and passerines, and for breeding and passage raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aquila clanga (wintering), Aquila heliaca (wintering), Falco naumanni (minimum 3 breeding pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus passage  1997  500 individuals  medium  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  -
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Rivers and streams; Water fringe vegetation  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -
Coastline Lagoons; Mud flats & sand flats; Salt marshes; Sand dunes & beaches; Sea cliffs and rocky shores; Tidal rivers & enclosed tidal waters  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 50%
fisheries/aquaculture 5%
nature conservation and research 10%
tourism/recreation 10%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
water management 50%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Evrota delta. Downloaded from on 04/10/2015

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