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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

B

1.2 Site code

CY2000001

1.3 Site name

MAMMARI - DENEIA

1.4 First Compilation date

2000-02

1.5 Update date

2018-08

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Costas HadjipanayiotouDirectorDepartment of Environment
Address:               
Email:director@environment.moa.gov.cy

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:2004-05
Date site confirmed as SCI:2008-03
Date site designated as SAC:2015-09
National legal reference of SAC designation:Ε.Ε. Παρ. ΙΙΙ(Ι) Κ.Δ.Π. 292/2015, Αρ. 4890, 4.9.2015, Αριθμός 292Ε.Ε. Παρ. ΙΙΙ(Ι) Κ.Δ.Π. 294/2015, Αρ. 4890, 4.9.2015, Αριθμός 294

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:33.183300
Latitude:35.180600

2.2 Area [ha]

108.2500

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

9.23

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
CY00Kypros / Kıbrıs

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Mediterranean (100.00 %)

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
5420  info      62.86  2.00 
6220  info  X     32  0.00 
8210  info      0.00 
9320  info      1.34  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.
BA247Alauda arvensis           
BA255Anthus campestris           
BA257Anthus pratensis           
BA257Anthus pratensis           
BA226Apus apus           
BA226Apus apus           
BA228Apus melba           
BA228Apus melba           
BA133Burhinus oedicnemus           
BA133Burhinus oedicnemus           
BA243Calandrella brachydactyla           
I1078Callimorpha quadripunctaria          DD 
BA081Circus aeruginosus           
BA082Circus cyaneus           
BA083Circus macrourus           
BA231Coracias garrulus           
BA231Coracias garrulus           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA113Coturnix coturnix           
BA253Delichon urbica           
BA253Delichon urbica           
BA447Emberiza caesia           
BA269Erithacus rubecula           
BA097Falco vespertinus           
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA251Hirundo rustica           
BA338Lanius collurio           
BA339Lanius minor           
BA246Lullula arborea           
BA242Melanocorypha calandra           
BA230Merops apiaster           
BA383Miliaria calandra           
BA383Miliaria calandra           
M1310Miniopterus schreibersii      15 
BA262Motacilla alba           
BA262Motacilla alba           
BA260Motacilla flava           
BA467Oenanthe cypriaca           
BA278Oenanthe hispanica           
BA435Oenanthe isabellina           
BA277Oenanthe oenanthe           
P2329Ophrys kotschyi    50  150   
BA072Pernis apivorus               
BA273Phoenicurus ochruros           
BA274Phoenicurus phoenicurus           
BA315Phylloscopus collybita           
BA266Prunella modularis           
M1303Rhinolophus hipposideros         
M4002Rousettus aegyptiacus    150  250 
BA275Saxicola rubetra           
BA276Saxicola torquata           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA210Streptopelia turtur           
BA351Sturnus vulgaris           
BA311Sylvia atricapilla           
BA309Sylvia communis           
BA305Sylvia melanocephala           
BA283Turdus merula           
BA285Turdus philomelos           
BA213Tyto alba                       
BA232Upupa epops           
BA232Upupa epops           
  • 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
5537Acomys nesiotes               
A411Alectoris chukar                   
A218Athene noctua                   
A366Carduelis cannabina                   
A364Carduelis carduelis                   
A363Carduelis chloris                   
A288Cettia cetti                   
A289Cisticola juncidis                   
1280Coluber jugularis                   
1285Coluber nummifer                   
1228Cyrtopodion kotschyi                   
2439Eumeces schneideri               
A096Falco tinnunculus                   
A244Galerida cristata                   
Hemidactylus turcicus                   
A330Parus major                   
2016Pipistrellus kuhlii                 
A361Serinus serinus                   
A209Streptopelia decaocto                   
A303Sylvia conspicillata                   
2010Vipera lebetina                   
  • 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
N0865.00
N0935.00

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

The site is located in Mesaoria plain, about 12 km west of Nicosia. Within the site two habitat types were evidenced:Phrygana formations (Habitat type 5420), which cover most of the site area. The dominant species in these areas is either Thymus capitatus or Sarcopoterium spinosum. Other common taxa are Asphodelus aestivus, Fumana thymifolia, Helianthemum obtusifolium, Onosma fruticosa, Phagnalon rupestre ssp. rupestre, Noaea mucronata and Teucrium micropodioides. A great number of other taxa - especially herbaceous - grow within the above habitat type.Xerophilous grasslands, rich in therophytes and perennial grasses (habitat type 6220), grow amongst phrygana. The most common species of this habitat are Aegilops sp., Atractylis cancellata, Briza maxima Bromus spp, Crupina crupinastrum, Hedypnois rhagadioloides, Helianthemum salicifolium, Hyparrhenia hirta, Linum strictum, Ornithogalum narbonense, Silene sp., Stipa barbata and Stipa capensis. Xerophilous grasslands mostly occupy areas where the substrate is kafkalla (the hard ground surface, which is the result of carbonic calcium accumulation, after water evaporation). At the northern part of the site, there is a zone of calcareous cliffs which is covered by phrygana vegetation as well as chasmophytes such as Ainswothia trachycarpa, Cheilanthes pteridioides, Ephedra fragilis ssp. campylopoda, Reseda lutea, Reseda orientalis and Umbilicus rupestris. However they do not form characteristic chasmophytic vegetation due to their sparse distribution.As far as geology is concerned, the dominant geological formations of the area are "Apalos-Athalassa-Kakkaristra" (Biocalcarinites, sandstones, sandy marls and conclomerates) and "Nicosia" (Biocalcarinites, sandstones, silts, gravels, sandy marls, marls, limestones and conclomerates).

4.2 Quality and importance

The ecological quality and importance of the site derive from the following elements:- The well-conserved habitat types of the area including one of the most representative and well-conserved phrygana habitats in Cyprus.- Although the site is small, a total of more than 250 plant taxa are found it (Kadis & Christodoulou, personal observations). This means a high "alpha" plant diversity (the number of plant species in a particular habitat) within phrygana formations. - Nine plants endemic to Cyprus have been found in the area: Anthemis tricolor, Astragalus cyprius, Carlina involucrata ssp. cyprica, Helianthemum obtusifolium, Hypericum repens, Onobrychis venosa, Onopordum cyprium, Onosma fruticosa and Teucrium micropodioides. The presence of a very rare and probably endemic variety, Helianthemum salicifolium var. glabrum, within the area, should be noted. The taxon is found only in a few locations in Cyprus and according to Meikle (1977) it is so distinct from the typical species that requires taxonomic recognition. The taxon is included in the list of rare and threatened plants of Cyprus prepared by the World Conservation Monitoring Centre, in the category "Indeterminate". - The calcareous steep cliffs, are favourable nesting places of many fauna species, including the fox (Vulpes vulpes) and around 60 bird species (e.g. the raptors Falco tinnunculus and Tyto alba and the endemic species Oenanthe cypriaca) and some reptiles.- Three Annex II bat species live in the site. The Annex II butterfly Calllimorpha quadripunctaria is very rare in the site.Other important species with motivation DThe plant species Ornithogalum trichophyllum is rare in Cyprus, according to the bibliography.Acmaeodera quadrizonata is in Cyprus at the margins of its area of distribution. Lycaena thersamon is a threatened taxon according to Heath (1981). Empusa fasciata is an important (Koomen & van Helsdinger, 1996) and threatened taxon listed on the European Red List of Globally Threatened Animals and Plants. Libelloides macaronius is an important (Koomen & van Helsdinger, 1996) and threatened taxon listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals (1988) and on the European Red List of Globally Threatened Animals and Plants. Pendoton bidens sulcifrons, Acmaeodera guillebeaui, Stenosis sulcata are subendemic taxa (endemic to Cyprus and neighbouring countries).Notes: The snake Macrovipera lebetina lebetina is included in section 3.3 as Vipera lebetina.

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]
HA02.01b
LB01.02b
MC01.01.01i
MD01.02i
LE01.01i
HE03.01i
LG01.04.03i
MG04.01i
HI01b
HJ01b
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]

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

Anonymous. 2001. Http:bornova.ege.edutr/-bgocmen/herptiles.cyprus [Herpetofauna: 3.3, 3.4]Arianoutsou M., Delipetrou P., Dimopoulos P., Tsiourlis G., Panitsa M., Konstantinides P., Karagiannakidou V., Panagiotides P. & Economidou E. 1996. The application of NATURA 2000 in Greece: analysis of habitats. [3.1]Bergmans W. 1994. Taxonomy & Biogeography of African Fruit Bats (Mammalia, Megachiroptera). The Genus Rousettus Gray, 1821. Beaufortia 44: 79-126. [3.2.e]Boehme W. & Wiedl H. 1994. Status and zoogeography of the herpetofauna of Cyprus with taxonomic and natural history notes on selected species (Genera: Rana, Coluber, Natrix, Vipera). Amphibia & Reptilia. Zool. Middle East 10: 31-52. [3.3, 3.4]Brullo S., Pavone P. & Salmeri C. 1993. Three new species of Allium (Alliaceae) from Cyprus. Candollea 48: 279-290. [3.3.CY]Christodoulou S.Ch. 2000. Unpublished data on the insects. Lefkosia. [3.3, 3.4, 4.2]Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora (CITES).Council of Europe. 1992. Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats. Appendix I (revised 1992 Strasbourg). [4.2]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Kypriakos Ornithologikos Syndesmos). 1997. Annual Report. [3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.3, 4.2]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Kypriakos Ornithologikos Syndesmos). 1997. Birds of Cyprus Checklist 1997. Table of monthly sightings & yearly occurrences 1991-1996. [3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.3]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Kypriakos Ornithologikos Syndesmos). 1997. Birds of Cyprus Checklist 1997. Table of monthly sightings & yearly occurrences 1991-1996. [3.2a,b 3.3, 3.4]Cyprus Ornithological Society (Kypriakos Ornithologikos Syndesmos). 1998. Annual Report. [3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.3, 4.2]Department of Agriculture. Insects Collection. Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Lefkosia. [Insects: 3.3, 3.4, 4.2]Economic Commision for Europe. 1991. European red list of globally threatened animals and plants. United Nations, New York. p. 150.Economic Commision for Europe. 1991. European red list of globally threatened animals and plants. United Nations, New York. p. 150. [4.2]Flint P.F. & Stewart P.F. 1992. The birds of Cyprus - an annotated check-list. B.O.U. Check-list No 6 (2nd Edition). British Ornithologists' Union. p. 234. [3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.3]Flint P.F. & Stewart P.F. 1992. The Birds of Cyprus - an annotated check-list. B.O.U. Check-list No 6 (2nd Edition). British Ornithologists’ Union. p. 234. [3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.3, 4.2]Georgiou G.P. 2000. Personal communication on the insects. Lemessos. [3.3, 3.4, 4.2]Gramp S. 1994. Handbook of the Birds of Europe the Middle East and North Africa. Birds of the Western Palearctic. Vols I-VIII. Oxford University Press Inc., New York. Hadjikyriakou G. 1997. I chlorida tis Kyprou mesa apo katalogous kai pinakes (The Flora of Cyprus through catalogues and tables). Limassol, Cyprus. p. 232.[3.3.CY, 4.2]Heath J. 1981. Threatened Rhopalocera (butterflies) of Europe. Council of Europe, Nature and Environment, no 23. p. 157. [Insects: 3.3, 3.4, 4.2]Huston M.A. (ed). 1994. Biological diversity. The coexistence of species on changing landscapes. Cambridge University Press, Great Britain. P. 679. ISBN: 0-521-36930-4.Iezekiel S. 2001. Unpublished data on the ornithology of Cyprus. [3.2a,b 3.3, 3.4, 4.2] IUCN -WCMC. 1988. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN. p. 154.IUCN-WCMC. 1997. Cyprus: Conservation status listing of Plants. Compiled from the World Conservation Monitoring Centre Plants Database. Status report as of 24 February, 1997. [4.2]Koomen P. & van Helsdinger P.J. 1996. Listing of biotopes in Europe according to their significance for invertebrates. Council of Europe, Nature and Environment, no 77. p. 74. [Insects: 3.3, 3.4, 4.2]Kourtellarides L. 1997. Birds nesting in Cyprus. Bank of Cyprus, Cyprus Ornithological Society. [3.2.a, 3.2.b, 3.3]Kourtellarides L. 1998. Breeding Birds of Cyprus with check-list of the birds of Cyprus. Bank of Cyprus Group and Cyprus Ornithological Society. Nicosia, Cyprus. p. 299. [3.2a,b 3.3, 3.4]Makris Ch. 2001. Unpublished data on insects. Lemessos. [3.3, 3.4, 4.2]Makris Ch. 2001. Unpublished data on insects. Lemessos. [3.3.CY]Manil L. 1990. Les Rhopaloceres de Chypre. Linnaea Belgica, Pars XII, No 8: 313-391. [3.3.CY]Meikle R.D. 1977. Flora of Cyprus. Vol. 1. The Bentham - Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [3.3.CY, 4.2]Meikle R.D. 1985. Flora of Cyprus. Vol. 2. The Bentham - Moxon Trust Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [3.3.CY, 4.2]Parker R. 1983. The butterflies of Cyprus. Entomologist's Gazette 34: 16-53. [3.3.CY]Richarz K. & Limbrunner A. 1993. The World of Bats. The flying goblins of the night. TFH Publications Inc. p. 192. [3.2.e]Tucker G. & Heath M. 1994. Birds in Europe. Their Conservation Status. BirdLife Conservation Series No. 3. BirdLife International. p. 600. [3.2a,b 3.3, 3,4, 4.2]Nikolaou H. 2006. Personal Communication (observations on bats) [3.2.e]Dimitropoulos A., Dimitropoulos S., Nikolaou H. 2006. Personal Communication (observations on bats) [3.2.e]Boye P., Barbel Pott-Dorfer, Karsten Dorfen, A.Dimitropoulos. 1990. New records of bats in Cyprus (Chiroptera) and notes of their biology. Myotis, 28: S.93-100 [3.2.e]Χρυσοπολίτου Β. και Η. Ηλιάδης (συντονιστές έκδοσης). 2017. Τελική Έκθεση του Έργου «Επικαιροποίηση και Χαρτογράφηση των Τυποποιημένων Έντυπων Δεδομένων, και τη συμπλήρωση πρωτοκόλλων παρακολούθησης οικοτόπων των 17 Ειδικών Ζωνών Διατήρησης (ΕΖΔ) και δύο Προτεινόμενων Τόπων Κοινοτικής Σημασίας (πΤΚΣ) του Δικτύου Natura 2000». Ελληνικό Κέντρο Βιοτόπων Υγροτόπων και ATLANTIS Συμβουλευτική Κύπρου LTD. 27 σελ. + 5 Παραρτήματα
http://www.moa.gov.cy/moa/environment/environmentnew.nsf/page12_gr/page12_gr?OpenDocument

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
CY0547.00

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
CY05*47.00

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Department of Environment
Address:
Email:director@environment.moa.gov.cy

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Δ.Σ. Περιοχής Natura 2000 ‘Mammari-Deneia‘
Link: http://www.moa.gov.cy/moa/environment/environmentnew.nsf/All/523C67F6DE748DDCC22580840032C35A?OpenDocument

No, but in preparation
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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INSPIRE ID:
Map delivered as PDF in electronic format (optional)
Yes
No

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