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

GR3000011

1.3 Site name

NISIDES MYRTOOU PELAGOUS: FALKONERA,VELOPOULA, ANANES KAI THALASSIA ZONI

1.4 First Compilation date

2001-10

1.5 Update date

2016-12

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:23.630308
Latitude:39.554488

2.2 Area [ha]

2114.9300

2.3 Marine area [%]

86.7700

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
GR30Attiki
GR42Notio Aigaio

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.
BA228Apus (Tachymarptis) melba           
BA226Apus apus           
BA010Calonectris diomedea           
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA738Delichon urbicum (urbica)           
BA447Emberiza caesia           
BA100Falco eleonorae    100  250     
BA709Falco peregrinus brookei       
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA695Hydrobates pelagicus melitensis           
BA181Larus audouinii           
BA260Motacilla flava           
BA337Oriolus oriolus           
BA771Passer hispaniolensis           
BA392Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii    15       
BA464Puffinus yelkouan           
BA464Puffinus yelkouan           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
  • 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
  • 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

This site includes three small islets Falkonera, Velopoula and Ananes, situated in the Myrtoon Sea. They are very remote since they are found away from any large land mass and also they are surrounded by very deep sea.The islets can be clustered in two groups according to their geologic history. One group consists of volcanic origin islets (Ananes and Christiana groups) while the second includes islets mainly of sedimentary origin (all the other islets). The limestones belong to the zones of Gavrovo - Tripoli and/or Paxoi. In general the islets are rocky places. The influence of strong winds and rough sea, which act on the islets the whole year round, is obvious at first sight. The general appearance of the islets is the result of the combination of substrate and of climatic factors. On small islands there are two distinct vegetation zones: a littoral zone inhabited by true halophytes and a sublittoral zone, which is not washed by sea water even at stormy weather. In this zone the vegetation is phrygana with Centaurea raphanina ssp. mixta, Sarcopoterium spinosum, Euphorbia sp., Thymus capitatus, etc. on most islets. On some islets the phrygana vegetation is lacking or represented by very few species and instead there is a special sublittoral vegetation, with species confined to small islands or that are rarely found on shores of larger islands. The islets are uninhabited.Vertical seacliffs are present on all islets, even at the ones with the lowest altitudes; rarely is there a beach, and if there is one it is usually with pebbles. The vegetation of the cliffs is mostly composed by Aegean endemics, many of which are obligate chasmophytes.The sea that surrounds the islets is very deep. There is a very small area with shallow waters. This is very important for the marine ecosystems, especially for the oligitrophic systems of the east Mediterranean.This site includes three, four group of small islets such as Falkonera, Velopoula and Ananes, situated in the Myrtoon Sea. Also includes the marine area surrounding the Falkonera and Velopoula islets. They are very remote since they are found away from

4.2 Quality and importance

This is an important site for breeding seabirds and species associated with coastal cliffs. Species of concern include: Falco eleonorae.This is an important site for breeding seabirds and species associated with coastal cliffs. A small and isolated breeding population of the Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii, is dispressed along the rocky coast of the islets and foraging at sea

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]
HC03.03bb
HH01b
HI01i
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 [%]
GR00100.00

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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