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NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

B

1.2 Site code

CY4000015

1.3 Site name

PERIOCHI KRITOU MAROTTOU

1.4 First Compilation date

2006-10

1.5 Update date

2017-06

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Costas HadjipanayiotouDirectorDepartment of Environment
Address:               
Email:director@environment.moa.gov.cy
Date site proposed as SCI:2006-09
Date site confirmed as SCI:2008-03
Date site designated as SAC:2015-09
National legal reference of SAC designation:Ε.Ε. Παρ. ΙΙΙ(Ι) Κ.Δ.Π. 292/2015, Αρ. 4890, 4.9.2015, Αριθμός 292Ε.Ε. Παρ. ΙΙΙ(Ι) Κ.Δ.Π. 294/2015, Αρ. 4890, 4.9.2015, Αριθμός 294

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:32.566100
Latitude:34.921100

2.2 Area [ha]

4.9300

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

1.79

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
CY00Kypros / Kıbrıs

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Mediterranean (100.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
5420  info      0.049  0.00 
93A0  info      1.479  0.00 
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
BA085Accipiter gentilis                       
BA086Accipiter nisus           
BA257Anthus pratensis           
BA257Anthus pratensis           
BA256Anthus trivialis           
BA226Apus apus           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA403Buteo rufinus           
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA365Carduelis spinus           
BA081Circus aeruginosus           
BA082Circus cyaneus           
BA211Clamator glandarius           
BA211Clamator glandarius           
BA373Coccothraustes coccothraustes           
BA231Coracias garrulus           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA212Cuculus canorus           
BA253Delichon urbica           
BA447Emberiza caesia           
BA382Emberiza melanocephala           
BA269Erithacus rubecula           
BA321Ficedula albicollis           
BA322Ficedula hypoleuca           
BA320Ficedula parva           
BA442Ficedula semitorquata           
BA359Fringilla coelebs           
BA438Hippolais pallida           
BA252Hirundo daurica           
BA252Hirundo daurica           
BA233Jynx torquilla           
BA338Lanius collurio           
BA433Lanius nubicus           
BA341Lanius senator           
BA246Lullula arborea           
BA271Luscinia megarhynchos           
BA230Merops apiaster           
BA383Miliaria calandra           
BA383Miliaria calandra           
BA262Motacilla alba           
BA262Motacilla alba           
BA260Motacilla flava           
BA319Muscicapa striata           
BA467Oenanthe cypriaca           
BA435Oenanthe isabellina           
BA277Oenanthe oenanthe           
BA337Oriolus oriolus           
BA355Passer hispaniolensis           
BA072Pernis apivorus           
BA273Phoenicurus ochruros           
BA274Phoenicurus phoenicurus           
BA315Phylloscopus collybita           
BA315Phylloscopus collybita           
BA314Phylloscopus sibilatrix           
BA312Phylloscopus trochiloides           
BA312Phylloscopus trochiloides           
BA266Prunella modularis           
BA275Saxicola rubetra           
BA276Saxicola torquata           
BA155Scolopax rusticola           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA351Sturnus vulgaris           
BA311Sylvia atricapilla           
BA310Sylvia borin           
BA304Sylvia cantillans           
BA309Sylvia communis           
BA308Sylvia curruca           
BA306Sylvia hortensis           
BA305Sylvia melanocephala           
BA305Sylvia melanocephala           
BA305Sylvia melanocephala           
BA468Sylvia melanothorax           
BA307Sylvia nisoria           
BA440Sylvia rueppelli           
BA333Tichodroma muraria           
BA286Turdus iliacus           
BA283Turdus merula           
BA285Turdus philomelos           
BA284Turdus pilaris           
BA282Turdus torquatus           
BA287Turdus viscivorus           
BA213Tyto alba                       
BA232Upupa epops           
BA232Upupa epops           
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
A411Alectoris chukar                   
Asperula cynanchica                   
A218Athene noctua                   
Barlia robertiana                   
1201Bufo viridis                   
A366Carduelis cannabina                   
A364Carduelis carduelis                   
A363Carduelis chloris                   
A288Cettia cetti                   
A289Cisticola juncidis                   
1280Coluber jugularis                   
1285Coluber nummifer                   
A208Columba palumbus                   
1228Cyrtopodion kotschyi                   
A096Falco tinnunculus                   
A244Galerida cristata                   
2362Hyla savignyi                   
2441Mabuya vittata                   
2466Malpolon monspessulanus                   
Orchis sancta                   
A330Parus major                   
A250Ptyonoprogne rupestris                   
A361Serinus serinus                   
2010Vipera lebetina                   
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover
N074.00
N088.00
N1548.00
N1930.00
N2110.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The site is situated at the N.W. part of Cyprus, close to Kritou Marottou village and includes the small river from Kritou Marottou towards Kannaviou village, a tributary of the river of Ezousa.The climate of the area is dry and temperate with rainfall of 400-600 mm and mean annual temperature of the coldest month from 3 – 6 C.Lefkara and Kannaviou formations constitute the geological substrate. Along the river there is a very good stand of Quercus infectoria (93A0). Quercus infectoria has a cover of 70% and there is there is natural regeneration of the tree.A small part is covered by East Mediterranean garrigues-Quercus coccifera mattoral (CY01). The most characteristic plants of this habitat type are the Quercus coccifera, Pistacia terebinthus, Crataegus azarolus, and Styrax officinalis. A very small part of the site is covered by phryganic vegetation (5420) and is characterized by the species Sarcopoterium spinosum, Thymus capitatus, Cistus creticus, Phagnalon rupestre, Lithodora hispidula.Along the river there are patches of Reedbeds and sedgebeds (CY02) with Arundo donax.Finally a small part of the area 10% is occupied by vineyards and orchards, 20% cultivated with cereals and 28% are old cultivations with various Gramineae species.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site of Kritou Marottou is very important because it includes one of the most representative stands of Quercus infectoria (93A0).The site also offers habitat to many important species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects.BIRDS: Eleven Annex I species have been recorded including 1 Cyprus endemic, Sylvia melanothorax. Resident raptors such as Buteo rufinus breed on nearby cliffs whereas honey buzzards Pernis apivorus, marsh harriers Circus aeruginosus migrate through the area and hen harriers C. cyaneus winter in the region. Other species that have been recorded in the area included the nocturnal migrant breeder Caprimulgus europeus and the common migrant breeders Lanius nubicus and Emberiza caesia. Twenty-three migratory species have been regularly recorded in this area, including the migrant breeders Streptopelia turtur, Delichon urbica, Upupa epos, Sylvia melanocephala, Hippolais pallida, the rarer Luscinia megarynchos and the parasitic Clamator glandarius. Several Sylvidae frequent the area in high densities, especially during the fall passageOther Important Species with Motivation D:Columba palumbus is a game species whose populations are apparently decreasing and its hunting is under periodic ban (during breeding season).

4.3 Threats, pressures and activities with impacts on the site

The most important impacts and activities with high effect on the site

Negative Impacts
RankThreats and pressures [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA01a
MA01i
MA04i
MA04a
MA08a
LA08i
MF03.01a
MF03.01i
LK01.01i
LK01.01a
HL09a
HL09i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]

Rank: H = high, M = medium, L = low
Pollution: N = Nitrogen input, P = Phosphor/Phosphate input, A = Acid input/acidification,
T = toxic inorganic chemicals, O = toxic organic chemicals, X = Mixed pollutions
i = inside, o = outside, b = both

4.5 Documentation

Χρυσοπολίτου Β. και Η. Ηλιάδης (συντονιστές έκδοσης). 2017. Τελική Έκθεση του Έργου «Επικαιροποίηση και Χαρτογράφηση των Τυποποιημένων Έντυπων Δεδομένων, και τη συμπλήρωση πρωτοκόλλων παρακολούθησης οικοτόπων των 17 Ειδικών Ζωνών Διατήρησης (ΕΖΔ) και δύο Προτεινόμενων Τόπων Κοινοτικής Σημασίας (πΤΚΣ) του Δικτύου Natura 2000». Ελληνικό Κέντρο Βιοτόπων Υγροτόπων και ATLANTIS Συμβουλευτική Κύπρου LTD. 27 σελ. + 5 Παραρτήματα
http://www.moa.gov.cy/moa/environment/environmentnew.nsf/page12_gr/page12_gr?OpenDocument

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Department of Environment
Address:
Email:director@environment.moa.gov.cy

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Δ.Σ. Περιοχής Natura 2000 ‘Periochi Kritou Marottou’
Link: http://www.moa.gov.cy/moa/environment/environmentnew.nsf/All/523C67F6DE748DDCC22580840032C35A?OpenDocument

No, but in preparation
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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