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

B

1.2 Site code

GR2310010

1.3 Site name

OROS ARAKYNTHOS KAI STENA KLEISOURAS

1.4 First Compilation date

1995-02

1.5 Update date

2016-12

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Υπουργείο Περιβάλλοντος και Ενέργειας
Address:               
Email:
Date site proposed as SCI:1999-10
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:21.459444
Latitude:38.459444

2.2 Area [ha]

13303.0600

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
GR23Dytiki Ellada

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
3290  info      0.00         
5210  info      0.00         
5330  info      5.10629  0.00 
5420  info      223.335  0.00 
8210  info      117.516  0.00 
91M0  info      3913.41  0.00 
9260  info      146.35  0.00 
92C0  info      31.4427  0.00 
9340  info      3482.87  0.00 
9540  info      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.
A1193Bombina variegata           
M1352Canis lupus           
P1780Centaurea niederi    9500  9500   
M1355Lutra lutra           
R2373Mauremys rivulata           
  • 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
1276Ablepharus kitaibelii                   
1276Ablepharus kitaibelii                   
1276Ablepharus kitaibelii                   
1243Algyroides nigropunctatus      10000             
1243Algyroides nigropunctatus      10000             
1243Algyroides nigropunctatus      10000             
Anguis fragilis                   
Anguis fragilis                   
2361Bufo bufo                   
2361Bufo bufo                   
1201Bufo viridis                   
1201Bufo viridis                   
1201Bufo viridis                   
1363Felis silvestris                   
1363Felis silvestris                   
1363Felis silvestris                   
1203Hyla arborea                   
1203Hyla arborea                   
1203Hyla arborea                   
1251Lacerta trilineata      10000             
1251Lacerta trilineata      10000             
1251Lacerta trilineata      10000             
1341Muscardinus avellanarius                   
1341Muscardinus avellanarius                   
1341Muscardinus avellanarius                   
Natrix natrix                   
Natrix natrix                   
1269Ophisaurus apodus                   
1269Ophisaurus apodus                   
1269Ophisaurus apodus                   
5363Pelophylax kurtmuelleri      10000             
5363Pelophylax kurtmuelleri      10000             
1256Podarcis muralis                   
1256Podarcis muralis                   
1256Podarcis muralis                   
1248Podarcis taurica      10000             
1248Podarcis taurica      10000             
1248Podarcis taurica      10000             
1209Rana dalmatina                   
1209Rana dalmatina                   
1209Rana dalmatina                   
1208Rana graeca    1001  10000             
1208Rana graeca    1001  10000             
1208Rana graeca    1001  10000             
Triturus vulgaris                   
Triturus vulgaris                   
Typhlops vermicularis                   
Typhlops vermicularis                   
  • 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
N060.12
N0811.45
N157.83
N1632.21
N170.09
N1847.13
N220.84
N230.33

Total Habitat Cover

100.00000000000001

Other Site Characteristics

This site belongs to the prefecture of Aitoloakarnania. It consists of large cliffs on the southwestern flanks of a largerly forested mountain which borders the wetlands of Aitoliko-Mesolongi. It is an ecological connection between the wetland and the continental mountainous area. The topography of this site is unusual. There are precipitous rocks, gorges and slopes of high altitude which act as refuges for many birds, especially for raptors. A plant species of a priority for the EEC Directive 92/43 is also housed, Centaurea niederi which is distributed in Greece only on Mt. Arakynthos and on the rocky slopes of the surrounding hills of Maura Vouna, at the forest of Strofilia and the marshes of Lamia in NW Peloponnisos. The presence of some remnant clusters of deciduous oaks with dominant species Quercus ithaburensis subsp. Macrolepis should also be mentioned.

4.2 Quality and importance

This site is important exactly because it consists of large cliffs (at the southwestern flanks of a largely forested mountain) which border the wetlands of Aitoliko-Mesolonghi. These cliffs together with the wetland are ecologically connected and they could be considered as a whole. Both taxa are also protected by the Bern Convention and the latter by the Greek Presidential Decree 67/1981. Concerning birds of prey, the most important parts of the site are the southern and southwestern slopes of Mt. Arakynthos as well as the Kleisoura gorge, since these areas neighbour the extensive wetland system of Aitoliko, Mesolongi and the Evinos river estuary, which constitute hunting areas of high productivity for these birds. The aesthetic value of its impressive landscape is also very high and hence the site must be protected from any human activity (quarries, waste, disposal, industrial installations at the borders of the site, etc.), which could possibly negatively affect its peculiar morphology or its special habitats and taxa. This site could be promoted as an area of great aesthetic and ecological value. Properly positioned observation posts could be set up from where visitors could observe the remarkable avifauna and be informed of its ecological significance.

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]
MA10.01b
MDI
MD01.02b
MI03.01b
LXb
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 [%]
GR081.74
GR9515.40
GR961.74

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR95Asprolithi Dimou Mesolongiou*12.01
GR08Zones prostasias tis fysis PF1, PF2, PF3 kai PF4 Ethnikou Parkou limnothalasson Mesolongiou*1.69
GR96Ethniko Parko limnothalasson Mesolongiou Ψ Aitolikou, kato rou kai ekvolon Acheloou kai Evinou kai nison Echinadon*1.69
GR95Oros Arakynthos-Mataragkas-Gavalou*3.38

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Asprolithi Dimou Mesolongiou*12.01
Zones prostasias tis fysis PF1, PF2, PF3 kai PF4 Ethnikou Parkou limnothalasson Mesolongiou*1.69
Ethniko Parko limnothalasson Mesolongiou Ψ Aitolikou, kato rou kai ekvolon Acheloou kai Evinou kai nison Echinadon*1.69
Oros Arakynthos-Mataragkas-Gavalou*3.38

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:MANAGEMENT BODY OF “LIMNOTHALASSA MESOLOGGIOU”
Address:
Email:

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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