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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

CY6000003

1.3 Site name

PERIOCHI LYMPION - AGIAS ANNAS

1.4 First Compilation date

2000-01

1.5 Update date

2018-08

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Costas HadjipanayiotouDirectorDepartment of Environment
Address:               
Email:director@environment.moa.gov.cy
Date site proposed as SCI:2004-05
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:33.488900
Latitude:34.963900

2.2 Area [ha]

516.6700

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

14.80

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
5220  info  X     2.583  0.00 
5330  info      25.83  0.00 
5420  info      361  0.00 
6220  info  X     113  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.
BA247Alauda arvensis           
BA255Anthus campestris           
BA257Anthus pratensis           
BA256Anthus trivialis           
BA226Apus apus           
BA221Asio otus           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA081Circus aeruginosus           
BA211Clamator glandarius           
BA231Coracias garrulus           
BA212Cuculus canorus           
BA253Delichon urbica           
BA447Emberiza caesia           
BA382Emberiza melanocephala           
BA382Emberiza melanocephala           
BA269Erithacus rubecula           
BA097Falco vespertinus           
BA321Ficedula albicollis           
BA322Ficedula hypoleuca           
BA359Fringilla coelebs           
BA438Hippolais pallida           
BA438Hippolais pallida           
BA252Hirundo daurica           
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA338Lanius collurio           
BA339Lanius minor           
BA433Lanius nubicus           
BA341Lanius senator           
BA246Lullula arborea           
BA230Merops apiaster           
BA383Miliaria calandra           
BA383Miliaria calandra           
BA281Monticola solitarius           
BA319Muscicapa striata           
BA467Oenanthe cypriaca           
BA278Oenanthe hispanica           
BA435Oenanthe isabellina           
BA277Oenanthe oenanthe           
P2329Ophrys kotschyi    30  80     
BA337Oriolus oriolus           
BA355Passer hispaniolensis                       
BA072Pernis apivorus           
BA273Phoenicurus ochruros           
BA315Phylloscopus collybita           
BA316Phylloscopus trochilus           
BA275Saxicola rubetra           
BA276Saxicola torquata           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA311Sylvia atricapilla           
BA308Sylvia curruca           
BA306Sylvia hortensis           
BA468Sylvia melanothorax           
BA283Turdus merula           
BA285Turdus philomelos           
BA213Tyto alba                       
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                   
A218Athene noctua                   
A366Carduelis cannabina                   
A364Carduelis carduelis                   
A363Carduelis chloris                   
A289Cisticola juncidis                   
1280Coluber jugularis                   
1285Coluber nummifer                   
A206Columba livia                   
A208Columba palumbus                   
1228Cyrtopodion kotschyi                   
2439Eumeces schneideri                   
A096Falco tinnunculus                   
A244Galerida cristata                   
2441Mabuya vittata                   
2466Malpolon monspessulanus                   
Orchis sancta                   
A330Parus major                   
A361Serinus serinus                   
A303Sylvia conspicillata                   
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
N0875.00
N0922.00
N153.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The site is situated south-west of Lympia village and north-east of Agia Anna village.The climate is semi-desert temperate with a mean yearly rainfall of 679 mm, mean maximum monthly rainfall 266 mm November and mean minimum temperature of the coldest month 3-6 °C.The geological substrate varies from Lefkara formations to Upper Pillow lavas and Lower Pillow lavas.Vegetation:The largest part of the site is covered by Aegean phrygana (5420) where the dominant species are Sarcopoterium spinosum, Coridothymus capitatus, Onosma fruticosa, Lithodora hispidula ssp. versicolor etc.An important feature of the site’s vegetation is the xerophilous Crataegus azarolus var. aronica scrub (5330) with Crataegus azarolus (dominant species) accompanied by Sarcopoterium spinosum and Coridothymus capitatus.Part of the site is covered by pseudosteppes with grasses and annuals (6220) with Hyparrhenia hirta along with species of Gramineae and orchids. This habitat is mixed with phrygana and xerophilous scrub.The matorral with Zizyphus lotus (5220) along with Asparagus stipularis occurs in isolated patches and small tufts are also found at the borders of cultivated fields.Finally, olive trees are grown where the soil is suitable for cultivation.

4.2 Quality and importance

The importance of the site of Lympia - Agia Anna lies on the fact that it includes representative examples of habitats characteristic of the drier, semi-arid zone of Cyprus. Such are the rare xerophilous Crataegus azarolus var. aronia scrub and the small patches of the quite rare Zizyphus lotus matorral. Also, there is extended phrygana vegetation, which is typical of the greater area of central Mesaoria.The bird fauna of the site includes 64 protected species, 3 of them accepted as new additions to Annex I 79/409/EEC: Lanius nubicus and the endemics Sylvia melanothorax and Oenanthe cypriaca. Also, the fruit bat Rousettus aegyptiacus, an accepted new addition to Annex II 92/43/EEC occurs in the site. Regarding the flora, 16 plants endemic to Cyprus have been recorded in the site up to now. In addition, another 31 important species of flora and fauna live in the site.Other important Species with Motivation D (section 3.3)Allium willeanum is included in the list of rare and threatened species of IUCN - WCMC (1999) and characterised as indeterminate.Columba palumbus is a game species whose populations are apparently decreasing and its hunting is under periodic ban (during breeding season)Acmaeodera quadrizonata, Blaps taeniolata are in Cyprus at the margins of their area of distribution. Libelloides macaronius is an important (Koomen & van Helsdinger, 1996) and threatened taxon listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals (1988) and on the European Red List of Globally Threatened Animals and Plants. Stenosis sulcata, Acmaeodera guillebeaui are subendemic taxa (endemic to Cyprus and neighbouring countries).Notes: The snake Macrovipera lebetina lebetina is included in section 3.3 as Vipera lebetina.

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]
MA01i
MA01a
MA04a
LA08i
LD01.01i
LD01.02a
LD02.01i
LD02.01a
HE01.01a
ME01.03a
HF03.01i
HF03.01a
HF03.02a
HF03.02i
LF03.02.01i
HF03.02.03i
HF03.02.03a
MG01.02i
MG04.01a
LG04.01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA01i
MA01a
LA08i
LD01.01i
LD01.02a
LD02.01a
HE01.01a
ME01.03a
MG01.02i

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

Anonymous. 2001. Http:bornova.ege.edutr/-bgocmen/herptiles.cyprus [Herpetofauna: 3.3, 3.4]Antoniou A. & Konstantinidis R. 1996. Oi savres tis Kyprou (The lizards of Cyprus). Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Environment Service. p. 8. [3.2.d, 3.3]Bank R.A. & Hovestadt A. 1991. Notes on the Enidae, 3: Revision of the Enidae of Cyprus (Gastropoda: Pupiloidea) (plate1-4). Schr. Malacozool. 4: 1-25. [3.4]Bannerman D.A. & Bannerman W.M. 1958. Birds of Cyprus. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh. pp. I-lxix + 1-384. [3.2.a, 3.2.b. 3.3, 4.2]Bergmans W. 1994. Taxonomy & Biogeography of African Fruit Bats (Mammalia, Megachiroptera). The Genus Rousettus Gray, 1821. Beaufortia 44: 79-126. [3.2.e]Blosat B., Hadjisterkotis E. & Papamichael K. 1996. Endemic snakes of Cyprus. Game Fund, Ministry of Interior. p. 6. [3.2.d]Boehme W. & Wiedl H. 1994. Status and zoogeography of the herpetofauna of Cyprus with taxonomic and natural history notes on selected species (Genera: Rana, Coluber, Natrix, Vipera). Amphibia & Reptilia. Zool. Middle East 10: 31-52. [3.3, 3.4]CORINE Biotopes Manual. 1991. p. 299. [3, 4.1, 4.2]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Kypriakos Ornithologikos Syndesmos). 1997. Annual Report. [3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.3, 4.2]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Kypriakos Ornithologikos Syndesmos). 1997. Birds of Cyprus Checklist 1997. Table of monthly sightings & yearly occurrences 1991-1996. [3.2a,b 3.3, 3.4]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Kypriakos Ornithologikos Syndesmos). 1998. Annual Report. [3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.3, 4.2]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Ptinologikos Syndesmos Kyprou). 1971. First Bird Report 1970. Nicosia, Cyprus. p. 111. [3.2.a, 3.2.b. 3.3, 4.2]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Ptinologikos Syndesmos Kyprou). 1972. Second Bird Report 1971. Nicosia, Cyprus. pp. i-xvi + 1-147. [3.2.a, 3.2.b. 3.3, 4.2]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Ptinologikos Syndesmos Kyprou). 1973. Third Bird Report 1972. Nicosia, Cyprus. pp. i-xviii + 1-84. [3.2.a, 3.2.b. 3.3, 4.2]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Ptinologikos Syndesmos Kyprou). 1974. Fourth Bird Report 1973. Nicosia, Cyprus. pp. i-xviii + 1-86. [3.2.a, 3.2.b. 3.3, 4.2]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Ptinologikos Syndesmos Kyprou). 1976. Fifth Bird Report 1974. Nicosia, Cyprus. pp. i-xv + 1-66. [3.2.a, 3.2.b. 3.3, 4.2]Economic Commision for Europe. 1991. European red list of globally threatened animals and plants. United Nations, New York. p. 150.Flint P.F. & Stewart P.F. 1992. The Birds of Cyprus - an annotated check-list. B.O.U. Check-list No 6 (2nd Edition). British Ornithologists’ Union. p. 234. [3.2.a, 3.2.b. 3.3, 4.2]Geological Survey Department. 1995. Geological Map of Cyprus. Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Lefkosia. [4.1]Georgiou G.P. 2000. Personal communication on the insects. Lemessos. [3.3, 3.4, 4.2]Gittenberger E. 1991. On Cyprian Helicellinae (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Helicidae), making a new start. Zool. Meded. 65(7): 99-128. [3.4]Gramp S. 1994. Handbook of the Birds of Europe the Middle East and North Africa. Birds of the Western Palearctic. Vols I-VIII. Oxford University Press Inc., New York. Hadjikyriakou G. 1997. I chlorida tis Kyprou mesa apo katalogous kai pinakes (The Flora of Cyprus through catalogues and tables). Limassol, Cyprus. p. 232. [3.2g, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2]Holmboe J. 1914. Studies on the vegetation of Cyprus. Bergen. p. 344. [3.2g, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2]Iezekiel S. 2001. Unpublished data on the ornithology of Cyprus. [3.2a,b 3.3, 3.4, 4.2] Iezekiil S. 2001. [3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.2.c, 3.2.d, 3.2.f, 3.3].IUCN -WCMC. 1988. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN. p. 154.Konstantinou G., Panagidis I., Xenofontos K., Afrodisis S., Michailidis P. & Kramvis S. 1997. I Geologia tis Kyprou (The Geology of Cyprus). Bulletin no. 10. Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Geological Survey Department. pp. i-vi + 1-142. [4.1]Koomen P. & van Helsdinger P.J. 1996. Listing of biotopes in Europe according to their significance for invertebrates. Council of Europe, Nature and Environment, no 77. p. 74. [Insects: 3.3, 3.4, 4.2]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. [3.2.a, 3.2.b. 3.3, 4.2]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. [3.2a,b 3.3, 3.4]Makris Ch. 2001. Unpublished data on insects. Lemessos. [3.3, 3.4, 4.2]Meikle R.D. 1977, 1985. Flora of Cyprus. Vols 1 & 2. The Bentham-Moxon Trust, Royal Botanic Gardens, Êew. p. 1969. [3.2g, 3.3, 4.2]Meteorological Service. 1973. Statistics of Temperatures and Relative Humidity. Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. [4.1].Meteorological Service. 1985. Statistics of Precipitation 1951 – 1980. Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources. [4.1].Pantelas V., Papachristophorou T. & Christodoulou P. 1993. Cyprus Flora in Colour, the Endemics. p. 104. ISBN 9963 – 7931 – 0 – X. [3.2g, 3.3, 4.2]Richarz K. & Limbrunner A. 1993. The World of Bats. The flying goblins of the night. TFH Publications Inc. p. 192. [3.2.e]Tsintides T. & Kourtellarides L. 1998. The Endemic Plants of Cyprus. Bank of Cyprus & Cyprus Association of Professional Foresters. Nicosia. p. 123. ISBN 9963-42-067-2. [3.2g, 3.3, 4.2]Tucker G. & Heath M. 1994. Birds in Europe. Their Conservation Status. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 3. BirdLife International. p. 600. [3.2a,b 3.3, 3,4, 4.2]Wiedl H.J. & Eugster U.A. Exhibition of Amphibians and Reptiles of Cyprus. The Herpetological Society of Cyprus. p. 34. [3.2.d, 3.3]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 Lympion - Agias Annas’
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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