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Location Greece, Western Greece
Central coordinates 21o 28.00' East  38o 34.00' North
IBA criteria A1, C1
Area 14,279 ha
Altitude 18 - 300m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description The site has two large freshwater lakes with reedbeds (Phragmites) and surrounding arable land.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for wintering ducks.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca winter  1989  225 individuals  good  A1, C1  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
LIMNES TRICHONIDA KAI LYSIMACHEIA - GR2310009 Habitats Directive 14,280 protected area overlaps with site 12,531  
LIMNI LYSIMACHEIA - GR2310013 Birds Directive 2,275 protected area overlaps with site 1,941  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  69%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  22%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 25%
fisheries/aquaculture 70%
tourism/recreation 10%
water management 70%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lakes Trichonida and Lysimachia. Downloaded from on 02/04/2015

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