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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

GR4340020

1.3 Site name

LIMNI AGIAS (CHANIA)

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:23.937222
Latitude:35.480278

2.2 Area [ha]

66.7100

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.
BA085Accipiter gentilis           
BA085Accipiter gentilis           
BA086Accipiter nisus           
BA086Accipiter nisus           
BA298Acrocephalus arundinaceus           
BA296Acrocephalus palustris           
BA295Acrocephalus schoenobaenus           
BA297Acrocephalus scirpaceus           
BA297Acrocephalus scirpaceus           
BA168Actitis hypoleucos           
BA168Actitis hypoleucos           
BA247Alauda arvensis           
BA247Alauda arvensis           
BA229Alcedo atthis           
BA229Alcedo atthis           
BA054Anas acuta           
BA054Anas acuta           
BA056Anas clypeata           
BA056Anas clypeata           
BA052Anas crecca           
BA052Anas crecca           
BA050Anas penelope           
BA053Anas platyrhynchos           
BA053Anas platyrhynchos     
BA053Anas platyrhynchos           
BA053Anas platyrhynchos           
BA055Anas querquedula           
BA055Anas querquedula           
BA051Anas strepera           
BA041Anser albifrons           
BA258Anthus cervinus           
BA257Anthus pratensis           
BA257Anthus pratensis           
BA259Anthus spinoletta           
BA259Anthus spinoletta           
BA256Anthus trivialis           
BA226Apus apus           
BA228Apus melba           
BA227Apus pallidus           
BA090Aquila clanga           
BA090Aquila clanga           
BA089Aquila pomarina           
BA028Ardea cinerea           
BA028Ardea cinerea           
BA029Ardea purpurea           
BA024Ardeola ralloides           
BA222Asio flammeus           
BA059Aythya ferina           
BA059Aythya ferina           
BA059Aythya ferina           
BA061Aythya fuligula           
BA060Aythya nyroca    10  10     
BA060Aythya nyroca           
BA060Aythya nyroca    100         
BA021Botaurus stellaris           
BA025Bubulcus ibis           
BA025Bubulcus ibis           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA087Buteo buteo           
BA087Buteo buteo     
BA403Buteo rufinus           
BA144Calidris alba           
BA149Calidris alpina           
BA149Calidris alpina           
BA147Calidris ferruginea           
BA145Calidris minuta           
BA145Calidris minuta           
BA146Calidris temminckii           
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus           
BA365Carduelis spinus           
BA365Carduelis spinus           
BA268Cercotrichas galactotes           
BA136Charadrius dubius           
BA137Charadrius hiaticula           
BA196Chlidonias hybridus           
BA198Chlidonias leucopterus           
BA197Chlidonias niger           
BA031Ciconia ciconia           
BA030Ciconia nigra           
BA080Circaetus gallicus           
BA080Circaetus gallicus           
BA081Circus aeruginosus           
BA081Circus aeruginosus           
BA082Circus cyaneus           
BA082Circus cyaneus           
BA084Circus pygargus           
BA373Coccothraustes coccothraustes           
BA348Corvus frugilegus           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA122Crex crex           
BA212Cuculus canorus           
BA036Cygnus olor           
BA036Cygnus olor           
BA036Cygnus olor           
BA027Egretta alba           
BA027Egretta alba           
BA026Egretta garzetta           
BA026Egretta garzetta           
BA382Emberiza melanocephala           
BA381Emberiza schoeniclus           
BA269Erithacus rubecula           
BA269Erithacus rubecula           
BA101Falco biarmicus           
BA098Falco columbarius           
BA098Falco columbarius           
BA100Falco eleonorae           
BA095Falco naumanni           
BA103Falco peregrinus           
BA103Falco peregrinus           
BA099Falco subbuteo           
BA097Falco vespertinus           
BA322Ficedula hypoleuca           
BA359Fringilla coelebs           
BA359Fringilla coelebs    50       
BA359Fringilla coelebs           
BA359Fringilla coelebs           
BA125Fulica atra           
BA125Fulica atra           
BA125Fulica atra           
BA125Fulica atra    14  14   
BA153Gallinago gallinago           
BA153Gallinago gallinago           
BA154Gallinago media           
BA189Gelochelidon nilotica           
BA135Glareola pratincola           
BA130Haematopus ostralegus           
BA093Hieraaetus fasciatus           
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus           
BA092Hieraaetus pennatus       
BA131Himantopus himantopus           
BA438Hippolais pallida    20         
BA438Hippolais pallida           
BA252Hirundo daurica           
BA252Hirundo daurica       
BA251Hirundo rustica    30  30     
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA418Hoplopterus spinosus           
BA022Ixobrychus minutus           
BA233Jynx torqilla           
BA233Jynx torqilla           
BA341Lanius senator           
BA341Lanius senator           
BA177Larus minutus           
BA177Larus minutus           
BA179Larus ridibundus           
BA179Larus ridibundus           
BA156Limosa limosa           
BA292Locustella luscinioides           
BA270Luscinia luscinia           
BA271Luscinia megarhynchos           
BA271Luscinia megarhynchos    30         
BA152Lymnocryptes minimus           
BA152Lymnocryptes minimus           
BA230Merops apiaster           
BA073Milvus migrans           
BA073Milvus migrans           
BA262Motacilla alba           
BA262Motacilla alba           
BA261Motacilla cinerea           
BA261Motacilla cinerea           
BA260Motacilla flava           
BA319Muscicapa striata    10         
BA319Muscicapa striata           
BA077Neophron percnopterus           
BA058Netta rufina           
BA159Numenius tenuirostris           
BA023Nycticorax nycticorax           
BA023Nycticorax nycticorax           
BA337Oriolus oriolus           
BA214Otus scops           
BA094Pandion haliaetus           
BA355Passer hispaniolensis           
BA355Passer hispaniolensis           
BA020Pelecanus crispus           
BA019Pelecanus onocrotalus           
BA072Pernis apivorus           
BA392Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii           
BA170Phalaropus lobatus           
BA151Philomachus pugnax           
BA151Philomachus pugnax           
BA273Phoenicurus ochruros           
BA273Phoenicurus ochruros           
BA274Phoenicurus phoenicurus           
BA313Phylloscopus bonelli           
BA315Phylloscopus collybita           
BA315Phylloscopus collybita           
BA314Phylloscopus sibilatrix           
BA316Phylloscopus trochilus           
BA034Platalea leucorodia           
BA032Plegadis falcinellus           
BA005Podiceps cristatus           
BA008Podiceps nigricollis           
BA120Porzana parva           
BA119Porzana porzana           
BA121Porzana pusilla           
BA121Porzana pusilla           
BA250Ptyonoprogne rupestris           
BA250Ptyonoprogne rupestris           
BA132Recurvirostra avosetta           
BA317Regulus regulus           
BA317Regulus regulus           
BA249Riparia riparia           
BA275Saxicola ruberta           
BA155Scolopax rusticola           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA351Sturnus vulgaris           
BA351Sturnus vulgaris           
BA311Sylvia atricapilla           
BA311Sylvia atricapilla           
BA310Sylvia borin           
BA309Sylvia communis           
BA309Sylvia communis           
BA004Tachybaptus ruficollis    10  10     
BA004Tachybaptus ruficollis           
BA004Tachybaptus ruficollis           
BA048Tadorna tadorna           
BA161Tringa erythropus           
BA166Tringa glareola           
BA166Tringa glareola           
BA164Tringa nebularia           
BA164Tringa nebularia           
BA165Tringa ochropus           
BA165Tringa ochropus           
BA163Tringa stagnatilis           
BA162Tringa totanus           
BA162Tringa totanus           
BA285Turdus philomelos           
BA285Turdus philomelos           
BA232Upupa epops           
BA142Vanellus vanellus           
BA142Vanellus vanellus           
  • 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

Total Habitat Cover

0

Other Site Characteristics

The site is situated at the northeastern part of Crete, west of Chania. It includes the artificial lake of Agia. Although it is not a natural lake, it supports a varied selection of wetland communities (probably the most varied in the Cretan area). According to the historical data, in the past there was a small bog at the same place where the artificial lake exists today. Agia's hydrological basin is different from the one of Keritis and includes the slopes north of Vathipetro village.Xekolomenos stream on the east supplies the lake with water. The lake is also supplied on the west side by some underground springs originating from Keritis stream.At the periphery of the wetland, large stands of Phragmites australis are important for the structure of the lake ecosystem. On the southern part of Agia the Public Enterprises of Water Supply and Draining of Chania is installed. Close to the installations there are two large stands of Eucalyptus tostrata and Pinus brutia.

4.2 Quality and importance

This is an important area for passage and wintering waterbirds. Species of concern include: Egretta garzetta and Aythya nyroca.

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 [%]
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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