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

GR2110006

1.3 Site name

KOILADA ACHELOOU KAI ORI VALTOU

1.4 First Compilation date

2009-09

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:2010-03
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:21.151111
Latitude:39.486111

2.2 Area [ha]

47156.1500

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
GR14Thessalia
GR21Ipeiros
GR23Dytiki Ellada
GR24Sterea Ellada

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.
BA402Accipiter brevipes           
BA247Alauda arvensis           
BA247Alauda arvensis           
BA229Alcedo atthis    10  10     
BA465Alectoris graeca graeca           
BA054Anas acuta           
BA704Anas crecca crecca           
BA050Anas penelope           
BA705Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos           
BA055Anas querquedula           
BA043Anser anser           
BA255Anthus campestris    50       
BA228Apus (Tachymarptis) melba    20       
BA226Apus apus             
BA091Aquila chrysaetos       
BA404Aquila heliaca             
BA699Ardea cinerea cinerea                 
BA059Aythya ferina           
BA061Aythya fuligula           
BA215Bubo bubo       
BA087Buteo buteo    40  60         
BA087Buteo buteo    10  10         
BA087Buteo buteo    10  40         
BA403Buteo rufinus           
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA667Ciconia ciconia ciconia           
BA667Ciconia ciconia ciconia               
BA080Circaetus gallicus       
BA231Coracias garrulus           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA738Delichon urbicum (urbica)    200  200         
BA239Dendrocopos leucotos       
BA238Dendrocopos medius    50  50         
BA236Dryocopus martius    12       
BA447Emberiza caesia               
BA379Emberiza hortulana           
BA095Falco naumanni               
BA709Falco peregrinus brookei       
BA097Falco vespertinus               
BA321Ficedula albicollis           
BA442Ficedula semitorquata           
BA723Fulica atra atra               
BA153Gallinago gallinago                 
BA078Gyps fulvus       
BA707Hieraaetus fasciatus (Aquila fasciata)       
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus (Aquila pennata)           
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus (Aquila pennata)       
BA251Hirundo rustica    200  200         
BA233Jynx torquilla           
BA338Lanius collurio    500  1000         
BA338Lanius collurio    80  80         
BA179Larus (Chroicocephalus) ridibundus                 
BA246Lullula arborea    50       
BA246Lullula arborea           
BA230Merops apiaster    200       
BA077Neophron percnopterus           
BA610Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax                 
BA337Oriolus oriolus    50  300         
BA337Oriolus oriolus           
BA771Passer hispaniolensis           
BA072Pernis apivorus    10  12         
BA072Pernis apivorus           
BA234Picus canus           
BA346Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax           
BA346Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax           
BA210Streptopelia turtur               
BA210Streptopelia turtur    50  50     
BA282Turdus torquatus    10     
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                   
A726Charadrius dubius curonicus               
A726Charadrius dubius curonicus                   
A726Charadrius dubius curonicus               
A687Columba palumbus palumbus                   
A687Columba palumbus palumbus    500  1000             
A687Columba palumbus palumbus                   
A687Columba palumbus palumbus    500  1000             
Fraxinus angustifolia                   
  • 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
N040.96
N050.06
N060.22
N0850.88
N0915.54
N120.19
N161.78
N1716.95
N193.33
N2110.08
N230.01

Total Habitat Cover

99.99999999999998

Other Site Characteristics

This region covers a stip and partially forested gorge and includes the part of the river which defines the borders between Arta and Trikala prefectures and the borders between Arta and Karditsa prefectures. It starts from Miriofylo village and ends at Mesopyrgos village. The region includes a considerable part of Acheloos valley in Northern Pindos, including Fteri and Petroto villages. Along the river there are forests of Salix alba, Populus nigra, Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus angustifolia. Those forests were covering extensive areas in the past. The riparian forests are surrounded by maquis shrubland and brushwood. Near Sykia village a hydroelectric power dam has been built which is going to turn part of the valley into a reservoir. An important part of the area is covered from mixed oak forest (Species Quercus frainetto is dominant). This forest is degraded in some specific regions.

4.2 Quality and importance

The riparian vegetation as the rest vegetation along the banks as well as the valley of the river generally has great importance for the following reasons: a) protection the soil from erosion and landslide b) formation of important habitats for the animals in the area (mainly for the taxa Lutra lutra and many species of birds) c) reduction of the river pollution d) retention of materials downstream of the river e) improvement direct or indirect climate in the region The Greek endemic species are protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81) and is included in the Database of plants as rare. The species Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus angustifolia (listed in section 3.3 with D evaluation have limited distribution in Greece and populations should be protected. Wide variety of habitats (forests, riparian communities, maquis) in very good conservation status can be found in the region. This fact is added to the geomorphology and inaccessibility of the region while it explains the rich fauna especially avifauna. Moreover besides its ecological importance, the river of Acheloos is important and worthwhile for the following reasons: 1) aesthetic value of the natural environment 2) the great potential for the offered environmental education 3) importance for scientific research 4) suitability of leisure activities

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]
MA04.03b
LA05.03i
HA06.01.01b
MA07b
HA10.01i
HC03.03b
HE02o
HE03o
LG05i
HH06.01i
LK04.05i
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 [%]
GR9510.89
IN0644.81

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR95Kleidiou - Skoulikarias "Gavrogou" kai "Tsoumenou" Dimou Georgiou Kara?skaki*0.54
GR95Kanala (Valtou)*5.80
GR95Mesountas-Pigon Elatis*4.27

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Kleidiou - Skoulikarias "Gavrogou" kai "Tsoumenou" Dimou Georgiou Kara?skaki*0.54
Kanala (Valtou)*5.80
Mesountas-Pigon Elatis*4.27

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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