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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

GR4220025

1.3 Site name

NISIDES PAROU KAI NOTIA ANTIPAROS KAI THALASSIA PERIOCHI

1.4 First Compilation date

2002-10

1.5 Update date

2016-12

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:25.168375
Latitude:37.438854

2.2 Area [ha]

25698.7400

2.3 Marine area [%]

90.7000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
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.
BA168Actitis hypoleucos           
BA247Alauda arvensis           
BA229Alcedo atthis           
BA229Alcedo atthis           
BA705Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos               
BA255Anthus campestris           
BA228Apus (Tachymarptis) melba           
BA228Apus (Tachymarptis) melba           
BA226Apus apus           
BA226Apus apus    17  17     
BA699Ardea cinerea cinerea           
BA699Ardea cinerea cinerea           
BA634Ardea purpurea purpurea           
BA635Ardeola ralloides ralloides           
BA169Arenaria interpres           
BA087Buteo buteo       
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA403Buteo rufinus           
BA403Buteo rufinus           
BA010Calonectris diomedea    40  70     
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA682Charadrius alexandrinus alexandrinus           
BA082Circus cyaneus           
BA231Coracias garrulus                 
BA113Coturnix coturnix    56  56     
BA122Crex crex           
BA036Cygnus olor                 
BA738Delichon urbicum (urbica)                 
BA738Delichon urbicum (urbica)                 
BA697Egretta garzetta garzetta           
BA447Emberiza caesia           
BA101Falco biarmicus           
BA101Falco biarmicus           
BA100Falco eleonorae       
BA095Falco naumanni           
BA709Falco peregrinus brookei       
BA097Falco vespertinus           
BA723Fulica atra atra           
BA723Fulica atra atra           
BA153Gallinago gallinago                 
BA153Gallinago gallinago               
BA625Glareola pratincola pratincola                 
BA707Hieraaetus fasciatus (Aquila fasciata)           
BA707Hieraaetus fasciatus (Aquila fasciata)       
BA131Himantopus himantopus    50  50     
BA131Himantopus himantopus           
BA251Hirundo rustica       
BA251Hirundo rustica               
BA617Ixobrychus minutus minutus           
BA233Jynx torquilla           
BA338Lanius collurio           
BA339Lanius minor           
BA179Larus (Chroicocephalus) ridibundus                 
BA179Larus (Chroicocephalus) ridibundus                 
BA181Larus audouinii    10  12     
BA246Lullula arborea           
BA242Melanocorypha calandra           
BA230Merops apiaster           
BA230Merops apiaster           
BA260Motacilla flava           
BA768Numenius arquata arquata                 
BA610Nycticorax nycticorax nycticorax           
BA392Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii    25  40     
BA151Philomachus pugnax           
BA700Plegadis falcinellus falcinellus           
BA691Podiceps cristatus cristatus           
BA692Podiceps nigricollis nigricollis               
BA464Puffinus yelkouan           
BA464Puffinus yelkouan           
BA249Riparia riparia           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA210Streptopelia turtur               
BA166Tringa glareola           
  • 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                   
A435Oenanthe isabellina                   
A435Oenanthe isabellina                   
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

Total Habitat Cover

0

Other Site Characteristics

The site comprises of the north and eastern parts of island Paros, the surrounding rocky islets of Paros, the southern peninsula of Antiparos and the islets Despotiko and Strongylo, at the centre of the Cyclades islands (Aegean sea). The small islands are characterised by rocky lands which are covered by phrygana (dominated by Genista acanthoclada and Cistus spp.), dense mid-elevation matorral of Juniperus phoenicea (also on sandy dunes) and a garrigue with Quercus coccifera a low -not exceeding 1 m-, grazed, sparsely covered Quercus coccifera garrigue, not including the species Ampelodesmus). There are some abandoned old cultivation which are now recovered by phrygana (Sarcopoterium spinosum and Thymus capitatus). The site comprises of the north and eastern parts of island Paros, the surrounding rocky islets of Paros, the southern peninsula of Antiparos and the islets Despotiko and Strongylo, at the centre of the Cyclades islands (Aegean sea). This site engulfs the marine area surrounding the southern Paros island, starting to the east from Cape Voreino, coming all arround the south coast line ending at Agios Nikolaos to the west side of Paros. The marine area to the north extends 1 n.m. arround the small islands Filidi, Foinisses, nisida Fourlos and Gaidouronisi, comes arround the coastline of the right northern arm of Paros till the small island Tetartonisi in Kefalos Bay. Similarly, the site includes the marine zone around thw west, south and east sides of Antiparos island, from Cape Kalogeros, extending about 1 n.m. arround the small island Strongyli, till the islet Ag. Antonios at the east side of Antiparos. The coastal area is in general low-lying with few eroding rocky cliffs, interspersed with sandy beaches and numerous small permanent or seasonal coastal wetlands. Large islets are covered by sparce maquis shrubland and phrygana (dominated by Genista acanthoclada and Cistus spp.), dense mid-elevation matorral of Juniperus phoenicea (also on sandy dunes) and a garrigue with Quercus coccifera a low -not exceeding 1 m-, grazed, sparsely covered Quercus coccifera garrigue, not including the species Ampelodesmus). There are some abandoned old cultivation which are now recovered by phrygana (Sarcopoterium spinosum and Thymus capitatus). Certain parts still hold juniper shrublands extending up to the sandy beaches. Smaller islets are mainly covered by phrygana. Human constructions or private houses have been built on some of them. The marine environment is typically shallow, not exceeding 100 m in depth, with extensive stretches of sandy seafloor and small sheltered coves with Posidonia beds. The site favours marine mammals, including all dolphin species, namely the Striped, Common Bottle-nosed and Short-beaked Common Dolphin, as well as the Mediterranean Monk Seal.Falco eleonorae population values are based on LIFE - Nature «Δράσεις προστασίας για τον Μαυροπετρίτη Falco eleonorae στην Ελλάδα» (LIFE03 NAT/GR/000091)

4.2 Quality and importance

The site is important for migratory waterbirds and breeding raptors and seabirds. he site is important for migratory waterbirds and breeding raptors and seabirds. Species of concern include Falco eleonorae, Falco peregrinus, Larus cachinnans, Larus audouinii, Calonectris diomedea, Puffinus yelkouan, Phalacrocorax aristotelis and Hydrobates pelagicus. This site is important for the breeding populations of the 5 above seabird species. The Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeds along the rocky coast of Paros and Antiparos but also on most of the surrounding islets. The nesting sites of the breeding population sparsely located along the coast. Post- breeding congregations have been recorded in the coastal waters of Paros and Antiparos. Breeding of the Larus audouinii was recorded here on two uninhabited islets. The breeding population trend was relatively stable but the last years the colony size declined drastically. Mixed colonies of both Calonectris diomedea and Puffinus yelkouan have been identified on two different islets. The area holds one of the most important Calonectris diomedea colonies in the Cyclades and a smaller but significant Puffinus yelkouan population. The nesting habitat of these colonies is characterised by weathered cliffs with substantial halophytic vegetation and deep, vertical cracks and crevices created amongst huge fallen boulders. Both species forage in large numbers in the waters surrounding Paros and Antiparos. In addition to the above, the site also holds the second known colony of the Hydrobates pelagicus in Greece. Till now the species had been frequently observed in the wider marine area around Paros.

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]
LA07i
HC03.03b
LD.03.02o
LD01i
MG.01.01i
LI02i
LK01.01i
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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