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Location Greece, Ipiros
Central coordinates 20o 53.00' East  39o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, C1, C3
Area 2,707 ha
Altitude 470 - 700m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description A large freshwater lake with extensive reedbeds (Phragmites).

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for wintering ducks (Anatidae) and breeding species associated with reedbeds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Phalacrocorax pygmeus (wintering), Aythya nyroca (breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo winter  1989  1,315 individuals  good  B1i, C3  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni non-breeding  common  A1, C1  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  90%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 5%
fisheries/aquaculture 90%
urban/industrial/transport 5%
water management 90%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Lake Pamvotida (Ioanninon). Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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