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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

GR4330007

1.3 Site name

KOURTALIOTIKO FARANGI, FARANGI PREVELI

1.4 First Compilation date

2001-10

1.5 Update date

2009-05

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:
Address:               
Email:

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2001-10
National legal reference of SPA designationJMD HP 37338/1807/E103/1-9-2012 (OJ 1495 B)

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:24.475556
Latitude:35.191389

2.2 Area [ha]

7595.2100

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
GR43Kriti

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.
BA402Accipiter brevipes           
BA085Accipiter gentilis           
BA085Accipiter gentilis           
BA086Accipiter nisus           
BA086Accipiter nisus           
BA255Anthus campestris           
BA255Anthus campestris           
BA091Aquila chrysaetos       
BA404Aquila heliaca           
BA089Aquila pomarina           
BA028Ardea cinerea           
BA024Ardeola ralloides           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA403Buteo rufinus           
BA243Calandrella brachydactyla           
BA243Calandrella brachydactyla           
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA030Ciconia nigra           
BA080Circaetus gallicus           
BA080Circaetus gallicus           
BA081Circus aeruginosus                 
BA082Circus cyaneus           
BA082Circus cyaneus           
BA083Circus macrourus           
BA084Circus pygargus           
BA211Clamator glandarius           
BA207Columba oenas           
BA208Columba palumbus           
BA231Coracias garrulus           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA212Cuculus canorus           
BA026Egretta garzetta           
BA447Emberiza caesia           
BA379Emberiza hortulana           
BA379Emberiza hortulana           
BA101Falco biarmicus       
BA100Falco eleonorae           
BA095Falco naumanni           
BA103Falco peregrinus       
BA099Falco subbuteo           
BA097Falco vespertinus           
BA321Ficedula albicollis           
BA076Gypaetus barbatus       
BA078Gyps fulvus    15  15     
BA093Hieraaetus fasciatus       
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus           
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus           
BA338Lanius collurio           
BA339Lanius minor           
BA246Lullula arborea           
BA246Lullula arborea           
BA242Melanocorypha calandra           
BA073Milvus migrans           
BA077Neophron percnopterus           
BA023Nycticorax nycticorax           
BA214Otus scops           
BA214Otus scops           
BA214Otus scops           
BA072Pernis apivorus           
BA346Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA440Sylvia rueppelli           
BA440Sylvia rueppelli           
  • 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
N010.04

Total Habitat Cover

0.04

Other Site Characteristics

The site, at the southern central Crete, includes the gorges of Preveli and of Kourtaliotis river, a narrow river with permanent water supply, which cuts through the gorge, flowing down a rocky bed, to end up to a small cove, with a sandy beach, 250 m in length and 60-70 m in width. At the estuary, a small pond with brackish is formed, in the middle of the beach, 10 m from the sea.The water from the springs of Agios Nikolas, middleway in the gorge, is collected by a water lock which supplies water to all the villages around.The main types of biotopes that characterize the site are: rock faces with characterizing chasmophytic vegetation and phrygana, at the slopes of the gorge; riparian arborescent vegetation with Phoenix theophrastii, Nerium oleander, Ceratonia siliqua; small coastal habitas at the estuary of the river, with Vitex-agnus castus and halophytic vegetation (Juncus maritimus and Phragmites australis) and small sand dunes; sea cliff vegetation and marine habitas, with Posidonia sea bedsThe Phoenix theophrastii forest -the second most important palm forest of Phoenix in Crete, aged of several decades, extends into the gorge at a distance of at least 600 m from the beach.NOTES The habitat of the constantly flowing mediterranean river with gravel bank (usually pebbles) and common perennials (not included in Annex I) covers a small percentage of the site and has excellent representativity, good conservation and goodglobal value.

4.2 Quality and importance

An important site for breeding raptors, montane and scrub species. Species of concern include: Gypaetus barbatus.

4.5 Documentation

Heath, M. F. and Evans, M. I., eds. 2000. Important Bird Areas in Europe: Priority sites for conservation. 2: Southern Europe. Cambridge, UK: BirdLife International. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 8, p. 791.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
GR9524.01

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR95Preveli Dimon Foinika kai Lampis*2.53
IN06Oros Kedros kai Kourtaliotiko faraggi-0.00
GR95Kouroupa Dimon Foinika kai Lampis*21.49

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Preveli Dimon Foinika kai Lampis*2.53
Oros Kedros kai Kourtaliotiko faraggi-0.00
Kouroupa Dimon Foinika kai Lampis*21.49

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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