Database release:
SDF
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

A

1.2 Site code

CY4000016

1.3 Site name

FARANGIA AGIAS AIKATERINIS - AGIAS PARASKEVIS

1.4 First Compilation date

2007-09

1.5 Update date

2017-12

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Costas HadjipanayiotouDirectorDepartment of Environment
Address:               
Email:director@environment.moa.gov.cy

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2007-10
National legal reference of SPA designation No data

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:32.436100
Latitude:34.971100

2.2 Area [ha]

1203.4500

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

40.52

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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3.2 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.
BA086Accipiter nisus           
BA298Acrocephalus arundinaceus           
BA293Acrocephalus melanopogon           
BA295Acrocephalus schoenobaenus           
BA297Acrocephalus scirpaceus           
BA247Alauda arvensis           
BA247Alauda arvensis           
BA229Alcedo atthis           
BA411Alectoris chukar                     
BA052Anas crecca           
BA053Anas platyrhynchos           
BA255Anthus campestris           
BA258Anthus cervinus           
BA257Anthus pratensis           
BA259Anthus spinoletta           
BA256Anthus trivialis           
BA226Apus apus           
BA029Ardea purpurea           
BA024Ardeola ralloides           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA403Buteo rufinus           
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA371Carpodacus erythrinus           
BA031Ciconia ciconia           
BA081Circus aeruginosus           
BA082Circus cyaneus           
BA211Clamator glandarius           
BA211Clamator glandarius           
BA373Coccothraustes coccothraustes           
BA231Coracias garrulus    30  50   
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA212Cuculus canorus           
BA212Cuculus canorus           
BA253Delichon urbica           
BA026Egretta garzetta           
BA447Emberiza caesia           
BA376Emberiza citrinella           
BA379Emberiza hortulana           
BA382Emberiza melanocephala           
BA269Erithacus rubecula           
BA103Falco peregrinus       
BA096Falco tinnunculus                     
BA321Ficedula albicollis           
BA322Ficedula hypoleuca           
BA442Ficedula semitorquata           
BA359Fringilla coelebs           
BA093Hieraaetus fasciatus       
BA299Hippolais icterina           
BA438Hippolais pallida           
BA252Hirundo daurica           
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA022Ixobrychus minutus           
BA233Jynx torquilla           
BA338Lanius collurio           
BA339Lanius minor           
BA433Lanius nubicus    30  50   
BA433Lanius nubicus           
BA341Lanius senator           
BA291Locustella fluviatilis           
BA292Locustella luscinioides           
BA246Lullula arborea           
BA271Luscinia megarhynchos           
BA271Luscinia megarhynchos           
BA272Luscinia svecica           
BA230Merops apiaster           
BA230Merops apiaster           
BA383Miliaria calandra           
BA262Motacilla alba           
BA261Motacilla cinerea           
BA260Motacilla flava           
BA319Muscicapa striata           
BA023Nycticorax nycticorax           
BA467Oenanthe cypriaca    200  300   
BA278Oenanthe hispanica           
BA435Oenanthe isabellina           
BA277Oenanthe oenanthe           
BA337Oriolus oriolus           
BA214Otus scops           
BA355Passer hispaniolensis           
BA072Pernis apivorus           
BA273Phoenicurus ochruros           
BA273Phoenicurus ochruros           
BA274Phoenicurus phoenicurus           
BA315Phylloscopus collybita           
BA314Phylloscopus sibilatrix           
BA316Phylloscopus trochilus           
BA275Saxicola rubetra           
BA276Saxicola torquata           
BA155Scolopax rusticola           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA311Sylvia atricapilla           
BA310Sylvia borin           
BA309Sylvia communis           
BA308Sylvia curruca           
BA306Sylvia hortensis           
BA305Sylvia melanocephala           
BA468Sylvia melanothorax           
BA307Sylvia nisoria           
BA440Sylvia rueppelli           
BA286Turdus iliacus           
BA283Turdus merula           
BA285Turdus philomelos           
BA285Turdus philomelos           
BA284Turdus pilaris           
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
A366Carduelis cannabina                   
A364Carduelis carduelis                   
A363Carduelis chloris                   
A288Cettia cetti                   
A208Columba palumbus                   
A361Serinus serinus                   
  • 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

Total Habitat Cover

0

Other Site Characteristics

The FARAGGIA AY. AIKATERINIS and AY. PARASKEVIS are a unique ecosystem, rare in Cyprus. They consist one of the steepest and deepest gorges in the island. In some parts the gorge is up to 250 m deep. The lowest part of the two streams unites with the Skoulli river.On the steep slopes there is maquis vegetation mainly of Pistacia. lentiscus as well as Genista sphacelata and Calycotome villosa. There are also some important woodland patches of Quercus infectoria and also extensive Quercus coccifera scrub. In the river bed of the two gorges there are extensive reed beds with Arundo donax as well as patches of Platanus orientalis trees. Outside the riverbed area citrus cultivations are present. The construction upstream of the Evretou dam (outside the SPA area) which withholds water has deteriorated this riverine ecosystem on the lowest parts of the site.

4.2 Quality and importance

In both of these gorges there is permanent running water which makes this an important parameter, something which is not so common in Cyprus. The site supports one of the biggest population of the roller (Coracias garrulus), one of the most vulnerable Annex I species in the European Union. Cyprus supports a total population of 2,000 – 4,000 breeding pairs and this site is extremely important due to the steep clay cliffs. The site has a high biodiversity of Sylvia spp., due to the unique habitat combined with the aquatic ecosystem. For example, species like the Sylvia melanothorax, Sylvia nisoria, Ficedula albicollis êáé Ficedula semitorquata have been recorded to breed extensively in the area. The Bonelli’s eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus), also uses the area as well as the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus). It is a relatively undisturbed area, even though in the last 3-4 years there are a number of problems that have appeared.

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]
HA04i
MD01.01i
HE01.01i
HE01.02i
HJ01.01b
MJ02.05i
LL09b
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

Alan Crabtree, (Birdlife Cyprus), unpublished ringing data. 2000 – 2007.Cyprus Ornithological Society (Ptinologikos Sindesmos Kiprou). Annual Reports, 1997 - 2007.David A. Bannerman & W. Mary Bannerman. ‘Birds of Cyprus’. 1958. Printed by Oliver and Boyd Ltd., Edinburgh., 385 pp.David J. Whaley and J. C. Dawes. 2003. Cyprus Breeding Birds Atlas. Cyprus., 40pp.Game Fund Service, unpublished data on ornithology and counts in Cyprus. 1999 – 2007.Kassinis N. 2007. Long-legged Buzzard breeding distribution and abundance in Cyprus. 17th International Conference of the European Bird Census Council, Bird Numbers 2007 – ‘Monitoring for Conservation and Management’, 17-22 April 2007, Chiavenna, Italy.Kourtellarides L. 1998. Breeding Birds of Cyprus with check-list of the birds of Cyprus. Bank of Cyprus Group and Cyprus Ornithological Society. Nicosia, Cyprus. p. 299.Panayides P. 2005. ‘Sisxetismos kai ensomatosi ton simperasmaton tis diaskepsis pou egine sto Bergen-Op-Zoom (25 Xronia tis Odigias gia ta Agria Ptina (Odigia 79/409/EEC) me ton xorotaksiko sxediasmo tis ipaithrou’. Tameio Thiras, Ipourgeio Esoterikon. 27pp. (Report for the adoption and integration of the Conclusions of the Bergen-Op-Zoom Meeting (25 Years of the Birds Directive – 79/409/EEC) with Cyprus countryside planning, Game Fund - Ministry of the Interior).Panayides, P. 2005. Six aspects of land use and development activity that result in adverse effects to Cypriot wildlife resources. In Proceedings of the XXVth International Congress of the International Union of Game Biologists – IUGB and the IXth International Symposium Perdix, Vol. II, November 2005, 182-196.Peter Flint & Peter Stewart. ‘The Birds of Cyprus’, British Ornithologists’ Union, (Second Edition), 1992. ISBN 090 744 61 40., 234 pp.IACO Environmental and Water Consultants Ltd & Πτηνολογικός Σύνδεσμος Κύπρου (2016). Ετοιμασία Στόχων Διατήρησης & Διαχειριστικών Σχεδίων για τις Ζώνες Ειδικής Προστασίας (ΖΕΠ) που έχουν καθοριστεί στην Κύπρο σύμφωνα με την Οδηγία 2009/147/ΕΚ (Αρ. Διαγωνισμού 13.25.006.02.02). Υπηρεσία Θήρας & Πανίδας, Υπουργείο Εσωτερικών, 1453 Λευκωσία.
http://www.moa.gov.cy/moa/environment/environmentnew.nsf/index_gr/index_gr?opendocument

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
CY0530.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
CY05+30.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other +30.00

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
Organisation:Game and Fauna Services
Address:
Email:wildlife.thira@cytanet.com.cy

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Δ.Σ. Περιοχής Natura 2000 ‘Φαράγγια Αγίας Αικατερίνης - Αγίας Παρασκευής’
Link: http://www.moi.gov.cy/moi/Wildlife/wildlife_new.nsf/All/6D33B5DB087AA3C6C22580E60031B10C?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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