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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

GR4340016

1.3 Site name

METERIZIA AGIOS DIKAIOS - TSOUNARA - VITSILIA LEFKON OREON

1.4 First Compilation date

1996-01

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:1997-02
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:23.606667
Latitude:35.330556

2.2 Area [ha]

6875.5100

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.
BA247Alauda arvensis             
BA247Alauda arvensis             
BA229Alcedo atthis                 
BA255Anthus campestris           
BA255Anthus campestris           
BA228Apus (Tachymarptis) melba           
BA228Apus (Tachymarptis) melba           
BA226Apus apus           
BA226Apus apus           
BA091Aquila chrysaetos       
BA404Aquila heliaca           
BA404Aquila heliaca           
BA089Aquila pomarina           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA243Calandrella brachydactyla           
BA243Calandrella brachydactyla    10  i/sq.km     
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA080Circaetus gallicus           
BA080Circaetus gallicus           
BA081Circus aeruginosus           
BA082Circus cyaneus           
BA083Circus macrourus           
BA231Coracias garrulus           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA738Delichon urbicum (urbica)           
BA738Delichon urbicum (urbica)           
BA697Egretta garzetta garzetta           
BA379Emberiza hortulana           
BA379Emberiza hortulana           
BA101Falco biarmicus           
BA098Falco columbarius           
BA100Falco eleonorae       
BA095Falco naumanni           
BA709Falco peregrinus brookei           
BA097Falco vespertinus           
BA321Ficedula albicollis             
BA320Ficedula parva           
BA076Gypaetus barbatus       
BA076Gypaetus barbatus       
BA078Gyps fulvus    37  37     
BA078Gyps fulvus    10  10     
BA707Hieraaetus fasciatus (Aquila fasciata)       
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus (Aquila pennata)           
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus (Aquila pennata)           
BA131Himantopus himantopus           
BA439Hippolais olivetorum           
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA233Jynx torquilla           
BA338Lanius collurio           
BA339Lanius minor           
BA246Lullula arborea    20  25  i/sq.km     
BA246Lullula arborea    15  15  i/sq.km     
BA230Merops apiaster           
BA260Motacilla flava           
BA337Oriolus oriolus           
BA771Passer hispaniolensis             
BA771Passer hispaniolensis             
BA072Pernis apivorus           
BA249Riparia riparia           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA440Sylvia rueppelli                 
BA166Tringa glareola           
BA162Tringa totanus           
  • 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 chia                   
Barlia robertiana                   
Barlia robertiana                   
Campanula cretica                   
Centaurea raphanina                   
A687Columba palumbus palumbus               
A687Columba palumbus palumbus               
Cyclamen creticum                   
Filago aegaea ssp. aristata                   
Lathyrus neurolobus                   
Lathyrus neurolobus                   
Limodorum abortivum ssp. abortivum                   
Listera ovata                   
Orchis corallina                   
Orchis italica                   
Orchis italica                   
Orchis laxiflora ssp. laxiflora                   
Orchis pauciflora                   
Orchis pauciflora                   
Polygala venulosa                   
Stachys arvensis                   
Tulipa cretica                   
  • 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 (West Crete), is a mountainous area, beginning at Elos on the north, and includes in a south direction the mountains of Dikaiost (1181m), Tsounaras (1102 m) and Kalivaki (1010 m). The mountainous vegetation is mainly phryganic, dominated by the shrubby perennials sarcopoterium spinosum, Erica manipuliflora, Genista acanthoclada and Cistis spp. There are the characteristic of west Crete wet dense matorrals formations with Arbutus unedo and Erica arborea on non - limestone substrate. One of the rare chestnut (Castanea sativa) grove in Crete is situated near the Elos settlement. Hygrophyllous vegetations of Oriental Planes or Nerium oleander occupy the intermittently river of Thergi gorge. Olea europea groves occupy a little part of the south part of the site.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site is important for species characteristic of Mediterranean scrub. The site includes important bird areas such as Koutroulis mount, areas with endemic plant species (Dikaios mount and gorge), important caves (Agia Sofia) with stenoendemic invertebrates, as well as gorges, running waters and rare in Crete or characteristic plant formations, such as the chestnut groves and the Arbutus unedo maquis respectively. The site is also rich in cretan endemic snails (listed on section 3.3), many of them occurring only in western Crete.

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]
MA01b
HA04b
MA05.01b
HC03.03b
LD01.01b
MD01.02b
ME01o
ME01.02b
MF03.01b
LF03.02b
LF04b
MF05.04b
LG04.01o
MJ01b
MK01.01b
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
ME01.02b

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 [%]
GR9528.76

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR95Agiou Dikaiou - Vitsinias kai Elafonisou Dimon Inachoriou kai Pelekanon*28.76

Designated at international level:

Type Site name Type Cover [%]
Other Agiou Dikaiou - Vitsinias kai Elafonisou Dimon Inachoriou kai Pelekanon*28.76

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:FOREST DIRECTORATE OF CHANIA
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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SITE DISPLAY