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

GR1230004

1.3 Site name

LIMNI PIKROLIMNI - XILOKERATEA

1.4 First Compilation date

2001-10

1.5 Update date

2016-12

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Υπουργείο Περιβάλλοντος και Ενέργειας
Address:               
Email:

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2001-10
National legal reference of SPA designationJMD HP 37338/1807/E103/6-9-2010 (OJ 1495 B)

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:22.820833
Latitude:40.832222

2.2 Area [ha]

1953.9300

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
GR12Kentriki Makedonia
GR12Kentriki Makedonia

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Mediterranean (0.00 %)

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.
BA054Anas acuta           
BA056Anas clypeata    31       
BA704Anas crecca crecca    15       
BA050Anas penelope    76       
BA705Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos    50  50     
BA705Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos           
BA055Anas querquedula    80       
BA394Anser albifrons albifrons           
BA255Anthus campestris           
BA226Apus apus             
BA699Ardea cinerea cinerea           
BA699Ardea cinerea cinerea           
BA635Ardeola ralloides ralloides           
BA059Aythya ferina    25       
BA060Aythya nyroca       
BA133Burhinus oedicnemus       
BA087Buteo buteo         
BA403Buteo rufinus       
BA243Calandrella brachydactyla           
BA672Calidris alpina alpina    30  30     
BA145Calidris minuta    12       
BA198Chlidonias leucopterus    12       
BA667Ciconia ciconia ciconia       
BA080Circaetus gallicus           
BA081Circus aeruginosus         
BA082Circus cyaneus         
BA084Circus pygargus       
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA698Egretta alba (Casmerodius albus albus)         
BA697Egretta garzetta garzetta    16       
BA098Falco columbarius           
BA095Falco naumanni           
BA723Fulica atra atra    82       
BA723Fulica atra atra    134       
BA153Gallinago gallinago         
BA625Glareola pratincola pratincola    12       
BA131Himantopus himantopus    40       
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA617Ixobrychus minutus minutus       
BA339Lanius minor           
BA179Larus (Chroicocephalus) ridibundus             
BA242Melanocorypha calandra           
BA260Motacilla flava           
BA768Numenius arquata arquata             
BA771Passer hispaniolensis           
BA020Pelecanus crispus           
BA072Pernis apivorus           
BA391Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis           
BA151Philomachus pugnax           
BA663Phoenicopterus roseus    130  130     
BA663Phoenicopterus roseus    45  45     
BA691Podiceps cristatus cristatus       
BA692Podiceps nigricollis nigricollis           
BA720Porzana pusilla intermedia           
BA132Recurvirostra avosetta    13       
BA249Riparia riparia           
BA631Sterna (Sternula) albifrons albifrons           
BA193Sterna hirundo         
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA048Tadorna tadorna    10       
BA048Tadorna tadorna    91  91     
BA166Tringa glareola    11         
BA164Tringa nebularia           
BA142Vanellus vanellus           
  • 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
A726Charadrius dubius curonicus                   
A726Charadrius dubius curonicus                   
A726Charadrius dubius curonicus                   
A690Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis    15               
A690Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis    15               
A690Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis    15               
  • 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

An inland saline lake with no floating or submerged vegetation other than algae. The salinity of waters is due to the presence of volcano sedimentary rocks in the area and to intense evaporization taking place during Neogene period. An important halophytic vegetation, dominated by Puccinelia convoluta and classified according to the characteristic species (Crypsis aculeata, Suaeda maritima, Camphorosma annua, Plantago coronopus, Limonium gmelinii, Spergularia nicaeensis, Elymus elongatus) to various associations, occur in the immediate vicinity of the lake. Also, scattered reed bed formations with Phragmites australis occur at the margins of the lake.

4.2 Quality and importance

This an important site for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds, and also for raptors. Species of concern include: Falco naumanni. As an inland saline lake, Pikrolimni is unique in Greece. It supports an interesting halophytic vegetation with a structure remarkably differentiated from that of coastal one, probably due to the fact that salinity of lake water (NaCl, Na2CO3, Na2SO4) differs from that of marine water.

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]
LA06.01.01b
MA07b
MC03.03b
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 [%]
GR9538.03

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR95Limni Pikrolimni Dimou Pikrolimnis*38.03

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Limni Pikrolimni Dimou Pikrolimnis*38.03

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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