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

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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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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