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Location Greece, Ipiros
Central coordinates 20o 27.00' East  39o 20.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 1,650 ha
Altitude 96 - 220m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

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.

Key Biodiversity Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca breeding  1997  10-15 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
ELI KALODIKI, MARGARITI, KARTERI KAI LIMNI PRONTANI - GR2120006 Birds Directive 1,808 protected area overlaps with site 1,203  
ELOS KALODIKI - GR2120002 Habitats Directive 787 protected area overlaps with site 649  
Valtos Kalodikiou/Margaritiou--Eleftheriou--Spath Game Refuge 300 protected area contained by site 300  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  -
Wetlands (inland) Fens, transition mires and springs; Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National Partial International None300 ha of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Valtos Kalodikiou/Margaritiou-Eleftheriou-Spatharaion, 300 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lake Kalodiki, Margariti and Karteri marshes. Downloaded from on 31/03/2015

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