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

GR2310014

1.3 Site name

LIMNI VOULKARIA

1.4 First Compilation date

2002-10

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:2002-10
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:20.840833
Latitude:38.859722

2.2 Area [ha]

3269.9300

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
GR23Dytiki 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.
BA298Acrocephalus arundinaceus               
BA297Acrocephalus scirpaceus               
BA229Alcedo atthis               
BA054Anas acuta               
BA704Anas crecca crecca               
BA050Anas penelope               
BA705Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos               
BA055Anas querquedula               
BA226Apus apus               
BA699Ardea cinerea cinerea               
BA634Ardea purpurea purpurea               
BA634Ardea purpurea purpurea               
BA635Ardeola ralloides ralloides               
BA688Botaurus stellaris stellaris               
BA087Buteo buteo               
BA667Ciconia ciconia ciconia               
BA080Circaetus gallicus               
BA081Circus aeruginosus               
BA081Circus aeruginosus               
BA036Cygnus olor               
BA698Egretta alba (Casmerodius albus albus)               
BA697Egretta garzetta garzetta               
BA723Fulica atra atra               
BA153Gallinago gallinago               
BA153Gallinago gallinago               
BA131Himantopus himantopus               
BA131Himantopus himantopus               
BA251Hirundo rustica               
BA617Ixobrychus minutus minutus               
BA179Larus (Chroicocephalus) ridibundus               
BA610Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax               
BA020Pelecanus crispus    60  60       
BA391Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis               
BA663Phoenicopterus roseus    150  300       
BA607Platalea leucorodia leucorodia               
BA700Plegadis falcinellus falcinellus               
BA691Podiceps cristatus cristatus               
BA691Podiceps cristatus cristatus               
BA692Podiceps nigricollis nigricollis               
BA191Sterna (Thalasseus) sandvicensis               
BA351Sturnus vulgaris               
BA048Tadorna tadorna               
BA166Tringa glareola               
BA162Tringa totanus               
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
A288Cettia cetti                   
A288Cettia cetti                   
A381Emberiza schoeniclus                   
A381Emberiza schoeniclus                   
A690Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis                   
A690Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis                   
A690Tachybaptus ruficollis ruficollis                   
  • 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
N0229.00
N0718.00
N0822.00
N124.00
N1322.00
N235.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The freshwater lake Voulkaria is situated in the northwestern part of Aitoloakarnania prefecture and southwards of the Amvrakikos gulf entrance. It covers an area of approximately 940 ha. This area shows strong water level fluctuations depending on the annual rainfall. Voulkaria is a shallow lake with maximum depth of 2.5 m. The greatest part of the plain surrounding the lake comprises mainly a series of streams and smaller water courses with varying deposits. Peat formation takes place in wetland areas where no agricultural activities are present. Voulkaria has vague marshy sides and is connected to the sea by an artificial ditch with a length of 1400 m. Saltini (or Salini) is a very shallow salt or brackish, coastal lake, which covers an area of about 210 ha. It is situated in the northern part of the peninsula, to the south of Aktio airport. The area around it is of flat relief and extended agricultural fields and grasslands occur there. At the eastern of the lake, extensive fields with olive trees and grassland are observed. On the northern side of the lake beside the dirt road, which separates this site from the airport, grasslands with Asphodelus aestivus, Dittrichia viscosa, Romulea bulbocodium etc., exist.

4.2 Quality and importance

This is an important site for breeding and passage waterbirds.Voulkaria is a sizable lake, which is in very good condition and has beautiful scenery. It is surrounded by an extensive reed-bed of considerable width, which varies from 10-500 m.The plant composition of this lake includes the significant species Nympaea alba, which has very degraded populations in Greece and hence requires protection. Also interesting is the endangered aquatic species Cladium mariscus that occurs in the reed-bed zone. Voulkaria lake also offers irrigation to the surrounding area and is widely used for fishing.

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]
MA04i
HA07i
MA08b
MA09o
MA10.01i
C03.03
MD01.02o
MD04o
ME02o
ME03.01o
ME03.02o
MF02i
MF05.04i
MG05i
HH01b
LI01o
MJ02i
MK02.03i
MMo
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
HD05o
HG02.09i
MG05.05i

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 [%]
GR0842.72
GR9235.39
GR9663.72
GR9920.99

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR96Ethniko Parko Ygrotopon Amvrakikou*63.72
GR08Ethniko Parko Ygrotopon Amvrakikou - Periochi prostasias tis fysis*42.72
GR92Periochi Perivallontikou Elegchou Ethnikou Parkou Ygrotopon Amvrakikou (Zoni C)*35.39
GR99Ethniko Parko Ygrotopon Amvrakikou (Zoni B: Periochi Eidikon Rythmiseon)*20.99

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Ethniko Parko Ygrotopon Amvrakikou*63.72
Ethniko Parko Ygrotopon Amvrakikou - Periochi prostasias tis fysis*42.72
Periochi Perivallontikou Elegchou Ethnikou Parkou Ygrotopon Amvrakikou (Zoni C)*35.39
Ethniko Parko Ygrotopon Amvrakikou (Zoni B: Periochi Eidikon Rythmiseon)*20.99

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:MANAGEMENT BODY OF “YGROTOPOI AMVRAKIKOU”
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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