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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

C

1.2 Site code

GR1260002

1.3 Site name

EKVOLES POTAMOU STRYMONA

1.4 First Compilation date

1995-01

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)
Date site proposed as SCI:1997-04
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:23.858333
Latitude:40.793333

2.2 Area [ha]

1273.7600

2.3 Marine area [%]

14.8100

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
GR11Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki
GR12Kentriki Makedonia

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
1150  info  X     0.00   
1210  info      16.509  0.00 
1310  info      0.467843  0.00 
1410  info      97.8327  0.00 
1420  info      42.3491  0.00 
2110  info      10.9171  0.00 
2120  info      6.43057  0.00 
2190  info      0.748976  0.00 
2220  info      91.9789  0.00 
3150  info      0.311026  0.00 
92D0  info      2.15558  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.
F1101Acipenser sturio           
BA247Alauda arvensis       
BA229Alcedo atthis           
BA229Alcedo atthis    31  31  i/sq.km     
F1103Alosa fallax           
BA054Anas acuta    112  112     
BA056Anas clypeata    67  67     
BA056Anas clypeata    50  50     
BA704Anas crecca crecca    117  117     
BA704Anas crecca crecca    196  196     
BA050Anas penelope    209  209     
BA705Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos           
BA705Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos    478  478     
BA055Anas querquedula    72  72     
BA703Anas strepera strepera    22  22     
F1152Aphanius fasciatus           
BA699Ardea cinerea cinerea    10  10     
BA699Ardea cinerea cinerea    10     
BA699Ardea cinerea cinerea    11  11     
BA634Ardea purpurea purpurea       
BA635Ardeola ralloides ralloides    12  12     
F1130Aspius aspius           
F5263Barbus strumicae           
BA133Burhinus oedicnemus    10     
BA087Buteo buteo       
BA087Buteo buteo       
BA087Buteo buteo    10  10     
BA672Calidris alpina alpina           
BA672Calidris alpina alpina    200  200     
BA147Calidris ferruginea    250  250     
BA145Calidris minuta    36  36     
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA734Chlidonias hybrida    40  40     
BA667Ciconia ciconia ciconia       
BA080Circaetus gallicus       
BA081Circus aeruginosus       
BA081Circus aeruginosus    41  41     
BA082Circus cyaneus       
BA084Circus pygargus           
BA036Cygnus olor       
BA036Cygnus olor       
BA429Dendrocopos syriacus           
BA698Egretta alba (Casmerodius albus albus)    11  11     
BA697Egretta garzetta garzetta    19  19     
R1220Emys orbicularis           
BA098Falco columbarius       
BA723Fulica atra atra           
BA723Fulica atra atra           
BA153Gallinago gallinago           
BA689Gavia arctica arctica           
BA625Glareola pratincola pratincola    10     
BA130Haematopus ostralegus           
BA075Haliaeetus albicilla       
BA131Himantopus himantopus    30  30     
BA131Himantopus himantopus       
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA338Lanius collurio           
BA338Lanius collurio           
BA339Lanius minor       
BA179Larus (Chroicocephalus) ridibundus    400  400     
BA176Larus melanocephalus    300  300     
I1043Lindenia tetraphylla           
M1355Lutra lutra           
BA242Melanocorypha calandra           
BA230Merops apiaster           
BA020Pelecanus crispus    250  250     
BA019Pelecanus onocrotalus    180  180     
BA391Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis    63  63     
BA393Phalacrocorax pygmaeus           
BA663Phoenicopterus roseus    411  411     
BA607Platalea leucorodia leucorodia           
BA700Plegadis falcinellus falcinellus    130  130     
BA141Pluvialis squatarola           
BA691Podiceps cristatus cristatus    65  65     
BA692Podiceps nigricollis nigricollis           
BA692Podiceps nigricollis nigricollis           
BA132Recurvirostra avosetta           
BA132Recurvirostra avosetta    11  30     
F5339Rhodeus amarus           
BA732Sterna (Hydroprogne) caspia caspia               
BA631Sterna (Sternula) albifrons albifrons    30  50     
BA193Sterna hirundo    31  31     
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA048Tadorna tadorna    308  308     
BA048Tadorna tadorna    17  17     
BA048Tadorna tadorna    135  135     
R1219Testudo graeca           
R1217Testudo hermanni           
BA162Tringa totanus    10  10     
BA162Tringa totanus    120  120     
  • 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
2361Bufo bufo                   
2361Bufo bufo                   
1353Canis aureus                   
1353Canis aureus                   
1352Canis lupus                   
1352Canis lupus                   
1352Canis lupus                   
A726Charadrius dubius curonicus               
A726Charadrius dubius curonicus               
A726Charadrius dubius curonicus               
1278Coluber caspius                   
1278Coluber caspius                   
1278Coluber caspius                   
A687Columba palumbus palumbus                   
A687Columba palumbus palumbus                   
1363Felis silvestris                   
1363Felis silvestris                   
1363Felis silvestris                   
1251Lacerta trilineata                   
1251Lacerta trilineata                   
1251Lacerta trilineata                   
1263Lacerta viridis                   
1263Lacerta viridis                   
1263Lacerta viridis                   
1212Rana ridibunda                   
1212Rana ridibunda                   
1212Rana ridibunda                   
Salvinia natans                   
Syngnathus abaster                   
Syngnathus abaster                   
A690Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis    10  10             
A690Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis    200  200             
A690Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis    10  10             
A690Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis    200  200             
A690Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis    10  10             
A690Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis    200  200             
1295Vipera ammodytes                   
1295Vipera ammodytes                   
1295Vipera ammodytes                   
  • 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
N0110.13
N025.73
N0313.62
N0410.98
N051.38
N0617.89
N081.77
N1535.97
N160.83
N231.70

Total Habitat Cover

100.00000000000001

Other Site Characteristics

The site comprises coastal saltwater lagoons and marshlands formed around the mouth of Strymon river. The Delta region contains a variety of habitat types: off shore sand, islands and dunes, salt marshes, Tamarix shrub, grassland of freshwater marshes and reed beds along the river. There are not dykes to separate the wetland from reclaimed agricultural land, on which the principal crops are wheat, vines and olives. There are villages and towns near the wetland.

4.2 Quality and importance

The estuary of river Strymon is considered an important area for breeding and wintering of large bird population (waders and gulls) as well as for a very rich number of fish. It is also an important area for rare and threatened waterfowls, a principal migratrory route and a recovery station. Delta ecosystems are still intact. It is important as passage for migrants, particularly waders and gulls. The reference on Platycnemis pennipes is about the subspecies Platycnemis pennipes pennipes. The protection of dragonflies (Odonata) and their biotopes. Council of Europe. The site is moderately degraded due to human activities. However, it hosts suitable habitats (large still water bodies, lakes, swamps) for the Odonata species (Lindenia tetraphylla) that should be present there. The species was not found during the field. They have also been recorded four species of Annex IV reptiles, one amphibian species of Annex V.

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]
HA01b
MA03i
MA04b
HA07b
HA08b
MC01.01i
HC03.03b
MD01i
MD01.02b
MD01.05i
LE01o
ME01.02i
LE03b
ME03.03i
ME04i
LF01i
MF02i
MF03.01b
MG01i
MG02.08o
MG05o
MG05.11I
MH01b
MH01.05b
LH01.09b
MH05.01i
MH06.01b
MI03.01b
MJ01b
MJ02.03.01b
MJ02.03.02i
MJ02.04i
MJ02.05.02i
MJ02.06.01o
LJ03i
MJ03.01b
MJ03.02I
MK02.03i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HA04o
MJ01o

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 [%]
GR9531.46

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR95Ekvoles Strymona Dimos Orfanou*20.08
GR95Tsouraki-Gefyra (Amfipolis)*11.38

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Ekvoles Strymona Dimos Orfanou*20.08
Tsouraki-Gefyra (Amfipolis)*11.38

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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