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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

A

1.2 Site code

CY5000008

1.3 Site name

PERIOCHI KOILADAS XYLOURIKOU

1.4 First Compilation date

2007-07

1.5 Update date

2017-06

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:32.974400
Latitude:34.882200

2.2 Area [ha]

3203.1100

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

44.95

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.
BA085Accipiter gentilis           
BA085Accipiter gentilis           
BA086Accipiter nisus           
BA298Acrocephalus arundinaceus           
BA295Acrocephalus schoenobaenus           
BA297Acrocephalus scirpaceus           
BA247Alauda arvensis           
BA229Alcedo atthis           
BA226Apus apus           
BA029Ardea purpurea           
BA024Ardeola ralloides           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA403Buteo rufinus             
BA365Carduelis spinus           
BA365Carduelis spinus           
BA469Certhia brachydactyla dorotheae           
BA081Circus aeruginosus           
BA211Clamator glandarius           
BA373Coccothraustes coccothraustes           
BA207Columba oenas           
BA231Coracias garrulus           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA212Cuculus canorus           
BA212Cuculus canorus           
BA253Delichon urbica           
BA447Emberiza caesia           
BA379Emberiza hortulana           
BA382Emberiza melanocephala           
BA269Erithacus rubecula           
BA103Falco peregrinus           
BA096Falco tinnunculus                     
BA321Ficedula albicollis           
BA359Fringilla coelebs           
BA359Fringilla coelebs           
BA359Fringilla coelebs           
BA342Garrulus glandarius           
BA093Hieraaetus fasciatus           
BA299Hippolais icterina           
BA438Hippolais pallida           
BA252Hirundo daurica           
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA338Lanius collurio           
BA339Lanius minor           
BA433Lanius nubicus           
BA433Lanius nubicus           
BA291Locustella fluviatilis           
BA292Locustella luscinioides           
BA246Lullula arborea           
BA246Lullula arborea           
BA271Luscinia megarhynchos           
BA271Luscinia megarhynchos           
BA230Merops apiaster           
BA383Miliaria calandra           
BA262Motacilla alba           
BA261Motacilla cinerea           
BA260Motacilla flava           
BA319Muscicapa striata           
BA467Oenanthe cypriaca           
BA278Oenanthe hispanica           
BA435Oenanthe isabellina           
BA277Oenanthe oenanthe           
BA337Oriolus oriolus           
BA214Otus scops           
BA470Parus ater cypriotes           
BA355Passer hispaniolensis           
BA273Phoenicurus ochruros           
BA274Phoenicurus phoenicurus           
BA315Phylloscopus collybita           
BA314Phylloscopus sibilatrix           
BA316Phylloscopus trochilus           
BA275Saxicola rubetra           
BA276Saxicola torquata           
BA155Scolopax rusticola           
BA155Scolopax rusticola           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA311Sylvia atricapilla           
BA309Sylvia communis           
BA308Sylvia curruca           
BA305Sylvia melanocephala           
BA468Sylvia melanothorax           
BA307Sylvia nisoria           
BA440Sylvia rueppelli           
BA286Turdus iliacus           
BA283Turdus merula           
BA285Turdus philomelos           
BA285Turdus philomelos           
BA284Turdus pilaris           
BA287Turdus viscivorus           
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 PERIOCHI KOILADAS XYLOURIKOU is an area which combines a mountainous area with valley like habitat as well as a riverine habitat. The dominant plant community of the area is maquis (Pistacia terebinthus, P. lentiscus, Rhamnus oleoides with Cistus spp. as well as Genista sphacelata, Calycotome villosa. There is also scattered pine forested areas (Pinus brutia) with an understorey of maquis as well as scattered wild olive trees (Olea europaea).In some parts of the area some low intense agriculture is found mainly apple, peach and other deciduous tree cultivations. In the river-bed of the valley there are some patches of Alnus orientalis and Platanus orientalis along with Myrtus communis and other aquatic plants.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site of Koilada Xyloyrikou supports one of the largest breeding numbers of Annex I species – nightjar (Caprimulgus europeaus), Cretzschmar’s bunding (Emberiza caesia), the endemic Cyprus wheatear (Oenanthe cypriaca), the masked shrike (Lanius nubicus), and the woodlark (Lullula arborea). Also this site offers good open habitats which are important for feeding of big birds of prey like the Bonelli’s eagle (Hieraaetus fasciatus) and long-legged buzzard (Buteo rufinus).

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]
HA02i
HC01.01.01a
HD01.01a
HD01.01i
HD01.02a
HD01.02i
HD05i
HD05a
HE01.02a
HE01.02i
ML09i
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

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.Hellicar, M. 2004, ‘Poulia kai georgia stin Kipro’, Ptinologikos Sindesmos Kiprou. 24 pp. ‘(Birds and Agriculture in Cyprus. Birdlife Cyprus publication).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.moi.gov.cy/moi/wildlife/wildlife_new.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 [%]
CY0515.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
CY05+15.00

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other +15.00

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 ‘Περιοχή Κοιλάδας Ξυλούρικου’
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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