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 Type1.2 Site code
BGR4320004

1.3 Site name

MONI KAPSA (FARANGI KAPSA KAI GYRO PERIOCHI)
1.4 First Compilation date1.5 Update date
1995-012009-05

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:
Address:               
Email:
Date site proposed as SCI:1997-04
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

26.059167

Latitude

35.041944

2.2 Area [ha]:

2.3 Marine area [%]

974.43000.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code

Region Name

GR43Kriti

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
1240info      0.00   
3290info      0.00   
5420info      0.00   
8210info      0.00   
8310info      0.00   
92D0info      0.00   
9320info      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.
  • 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
  Anthemis tomentella                   
  Campanula pelviformis                   
  Centaurea argentea                   
  Ebenus cretica                   
  Erysimum creticum                   
  Hypericum amblycalyx                   
  Meles meles arcalus                   
  Nepeta melissifolia                   
  Phlomis lanata                   
  Scutellaria sieberi                   
  Stachys spinosa                   
  Thymbra calostachya                   
  Tordylium hirtocarpum                   
  • 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

N050.18
N065.01
N0864.51
N1520.12
N161.35
N181.65
N200.21
N226.28
N230.69

Total Habitat Cover

100.00000000000001

Other Site Characteristics

The site is located at the SE part of Crete, about 35 km E of Ierapetra. It includes a small gorge (3 km lentgh) with the name of the monastery, Moni Kapsa, which is inside the gorge. There are a small sand beach and coastal sand dunes at the exit of the gorge to the sea. The marine part covers less than 1% of the site. The site encompasses inland cliffs, chasms, and exposed rocks. There are phrygana in good condition.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site is of great aesthetic value. It is also very interesting for its flora (with some endemic and local endemic species and with rare species) and for its geomorphology.OTHER IMPORTANT SPECIES WITH MOTIVATION DTordylium hirtocarpum is protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81). Silene pinetorum is protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81) and included in the IUCN Red Data List (1993) in the category of threatened plants characterized as rare. Brassica cretica ssp. cretica is a chasmophyte found only in C. & S. Lebanon out of Greece.

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]
HA04i
LF03.02o
LF03.02i
LE01o
LF04i
LG01.01i
LA01o
HA05.02o
LD01.01i
LD01.01o
LA09o
LF03.01i
LA08o
LF04o
LE01.02o
LD01.02o
MF03.01o
LE01i
LA07o
LG01.04i
HA04o
LD01.02i
HK01.01i
HA05.02i
LE01.02i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
LE01.02i
LD01.01o
LD01.02i
LE01.02o
LA08o
LD01.02o
LA01o
LG01.04i
LD01.01i
LA07o
LA09o
LG01.01i

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

4.5 Documentation

1) 3.2.c., 3.3., 4.1., 4.2., 4.3.: 1) Medspa Database. 2) Patras University - Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works. 1988. (Work Team: Economidou E. et al) Entopismos kai meleti ton ygroviotopon kai allon simantikon gia tin ornithopanida viotopon tis Kritis (Localization and study of wetlands and of other important for the birdfauna biotopes of Crete). Final report, Vol. 1, Patra. p. 384. 3) Turland N.J., Chilton L. & Press J.R. 1993. Flora of the Cretan area. London, HMSO. 4) Sowig, P. 1985. Beitrage zur Kenntnis der Vebreitung und Okologie der Amphibian und Reptilien Kretas. Salamandra 21(4):252-267. 5) Archives of the Hellenic Zoological Society. 6) Valakos E. Personal communication. 7) Paragkamian K. Personal communication. 8) Vardinoyannis K. 1994. Viogeografia ton Chersaion Malakion sto Notio nisiotiko Agaiako toxo (Biogeography of land snails in the south Aegean arc). PhD Thesis. Athens University. 9) Georghiou K. 1995. Checklist of Endemic, Rare and Threatened Plants of Greece. Draft. University of Athens. (3.3, 3.4, 4.2)

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code

Cover [%]

Code

Cover [%]

Code

Cover [%]

GR00100.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:FOREST DIRECTORATE OF LASITHI, AG. NIKOLAOS
Address:
Email:

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:
Yes
No, but in preparation
X
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

Management of grazing, tree felling

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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