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Location Greece, Western Greece
Central coordinates 21o 11.00' East  38o 45.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C2, C3
Area 2,205 ha
Altitude 16 m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description A deep oligotrophic lake with steep western shores. The northern part is shallow with small reedbeds (Phragmites).

Key Biodiversity The site is important for wintering ducks and geese.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  1997  50-1,200 individuals  medium  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia passage  20-50 individuals  poor  B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Petalas/Amfilochias--Kechrinias--Papadatou--Stanou Game Refuge 1,330 protected area overlaps with site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  100%

Land use

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

Protection status National Partial International NonePart of IBA covered by Wildlife Refuge (Petalas/Amfilochias-Kechrinias-Papadatou-Stanou, 13,300 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lake Amvrakia. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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