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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

B

1.2 Site code

GR1150009

1.3 Site name

KOLPOS PALAIOU - ORMOS ELEFTHERON

1.4 First Compilation date

1995-03

1.5 Update date

2016-12

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Υπουργείο Περιβάλλοντος και Ενέργειας
Address:               
Email:
Date site proposed as SCI:1996-08
Date site confirmed as SCI:2006-09
Date site designated as SAC:2011-03
National legal reference of SAC designation:Law 3937/29-3-11 (OJ 60 A)

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:24.334722
Latitude:40.830833

2.2 Area [ha]

1202.0100

2.3 Marine area [%]

100.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
GR11Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Mediterranean (0.00 %)

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
1120  info  X     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.
R1227Chelonia mydas                   
M1355Lutra lutra           
M1351Phocoena phocoena                 
M1349Tursiops truncatus                 
  • 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
1352Canis lupus                     
1352Canis lupus                     
1352Canis lupus                       
Cystoseira crinita                   
1350Delphinus delphis                   
1350Delphinus delphis                   
1350Delphinus delphis                   
1223Dermochelys coriacea    subadults             
1223Dermochelys coriacea    subadults             
1223Dermochelys coriacea    subadults             
1363Felis silvestris                   
1363Felis silvestris                   
1363Felis silvestris                   
1028Pinna nobilis                   
1028Pinna nobilis                   
1028Pinna nobilis                   
Posidonia oceanica                   
Zostera noltii                   
  • 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
N0199.91
N050.09

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The area includes Paleon bay, Heraklitsa cove and Eleftheron bay, all parts of the Gulf of Kavala. Ormos Eleftheron: A sheltered sandy coast with shallow water. A zone with calcareous Rhodophyceae, rich algal flora on small stones, presence of Zostera noltii and expanded Posidonia beds down to 30 m depth. N. Heraklitsa: A sheltered coast with small islet in front. Sand and few stones consist the substrate. Presence of great number of Chlorophyceae species. Posidonia beds which expand from 5 to 25 m depth. Paleon: A sheltered cove with a beach of sand and loose rocks. Shallow water with rather rich flora. Presence of great number species of Phaeophyceae and Chlorophyceae. Posidonia beds which expand from 5 to 15 m depth.

4.2 Quality and importance

The bays of Paleon and Heraklitsa are characterized by rich marine flora and vegetation. In these marine areas Cystoseira (motivation D) and Phaeophyceae communities play an important role. Limited changes in community structure and composition during the last few years may be due to anthropogenic activities (building, tourism). Posidonia beds have shown a tendency to move in greater depth, mainly in Eleftheron bay. The presence of Paracentotus lividus is characteristic in the area. Its coexistance with Cystoseira and Posidonia is typical for unpolluted areas. In Eleftheron bay a limited species diversity was observed. Some species of gastropods living in the Posidonia leaves (Koutsoubas 1992) and other species in the algal associations. In the area were found "fruits" of Posidonia, is a fact that indicate the great vitality of the meadows.Motivation D Posidonia oceanica: threatened species (WCMC, 1993) Pinna nobilis: is protected by Greek legislation (Presidential Decree 67/1981).

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]
MD01.02b
LD03.02i
ME03.01i
MF02b
LG05i
HG05.07b
MH01i
MH01.03i
HH01.05o
MH01.08b
MH03.01b
MH03.03b
LI01b
MI03.01b
MJ03.01b
MM01.01b
MM02.01b
LXI
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

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
GR120.09

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR12Dasi Amygdaleona Kavalas*0.09

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Dasi Amygdaleona Kavalas*0.09

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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