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Location Greece, Attiki
Central coordinates 24o 1.00' East  38o 9.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2
Area 2,100 ha
Altitude 0 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Hellenic Ornithological Society

Site description A coastal marsh enclosed by sand-dunes, Pinus forest and maquis covered hills.

Key Biodiversity A total of 175 species have been recorded at this site.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus passage  1988  325 individuals  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Schinias - Marathon National Park 1,440 protected area overlaps with site 1,354  


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 brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  -
Coastline Salt marshes; Sand dunes & beaches; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport -
not utilised -
tourism/recreation -
water management -

Protection status National None International None

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

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