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

GR1130010

1.3 Site name

LIMNES VISTONIS, ISMARIS - LIMNOTHALASSES PORTO LAGOS, ALYKI PTELEA, XIROLIMNI, KARATZA

1.4 First Compilation date

1997-03

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:1988-02
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:25.100000
Latitude:41.052222

2.2 Area [ha]

17697.9200

2.3 Marine area [%]

15.4900

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
GR11Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki
GR11Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki

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 includes a series of coastal lakes and the outlet of rivers Kosynthos, Kompsatos, and Filiouris. The largest one lake Vistonida is half brackish-half freshwater and inflow from the rivers Kosynthos and Kompsatos. On the other hand, lake Ismaris (former lake Mitrikou) has inflow from the river Filiouris, and the lagoons Valtos, Elos, Ptelea, Alyki, Karatza, Xirolimni, Lafri-Lafrouda and Porto Lagos, presenting high salinity. The lagoons Messi amd Lafri-Lafrouda have salinas (Nea Kessani). There are different habitats: large reedbeds all around, Tamarix scrubs (one of the largest in Greece), salt marshes, dunes, bordering macchia hills and also agricultural cultivation extending close to the wetland plain and a bordering by tertiary hills. In the north the tertiary-formed Rodopi mountains are raised. There is also an alluvial Delta of the rivers Kosynthos and Kompsatos. The river outlets to the lake as well as the riverbeds also contain small wetland habitats.

4.2 Quality and importance

The area is important for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds and raptors, and breeding species associated with reedbeds. The wetlands under consideration either seen as one ecological unit and a great wetland complex, or considered each one separately still have a great ecological value for Greece and Europe. Remarkable is their diversity in biotopes and wildlife species, as well as the important bird populations existing here. Several bird species have their national strong holds here. Moreover, the total greek and european populations of others, breed in those wetlands, that are protected by Ramsar Convention. They also consist IUCN Directory site and are classified as Type I Bird site. Concerning the fauna the quality of the site is indicated by the occurrence of the mammal Vulpes vulpes which is referred to Corine biotopes project 1988. Technical Handbook vol. 1. Concerning the wild growing plants the quality of the site is indicated by the occurrence of some important taxa. Among them, 4 taxa are included in WCMC and/or European Red Data List, 2 taxa are rare in Greece and/or reach their extreme didtribution limits in Nothern Greece and one taxon (Pancratium maritimum) is seriously endangered by the human activities on the coast.

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]
MA01o
LA01i
MA04i
MA04o
MA09o
LC01.01o
C03.03
LD01.02i
LD01.05i
MD03.01i
LE01i
ME02o
ME03.01i
ME03.01o
ME03.02o
MF03.01i
MF03.01o
HG05i
MHo
MJ01o
MJ01i
MJ02.03o
MK02.03i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
LC01.01o
LD01.05i
MJ02.03o
MK02.03i

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 [%]
GR0870.08
GR9555.93
GR9695.36
GR9925.28
IN0097.44

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR95Fanari-Porto Lagos*2.55
GR95Mavromatio-Limni Mitrikou*4.89
GR99Periochi oikoanaptixis Ethnikou Parkou Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis*4.04
GR99Prostatevomena topia Ethnikou Parkou Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis*21.25
GR08Ethniko Parko Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis - Periochi prostasias tis fysis*70.08
GR96Ethniko Parko Anatolikis Makedonias kai Thrakis*95.36
GR95Kompsatou Dimou Iasmou*15.33
GR95Xirolimni Dimou Aigeirou*1.05
GR95Alyki Dimou Aigeirou*1.97
GR95Karatza Dimou Aigeirou*1.14
GR95Ptelea Dimou Aigeirou+1.74
GR95Elos Dimou Aigeirou*1.39
GR95Limni Vistonida - Lagous Dimou Avdiron*25.87

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:MANAGEMENT BODY OF “DELTA NESTOU-VISTONIDAS-ISMARIDAS”
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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