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

GR1220010

1.3 Site name

DELTA AXIOU - LOUDIA - ALIAKMONA - ALYKI KITROUS

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:22.702222
Latitude:40.517500

2.2 Area [ha]

28855.1800

2.3 Marine area [%]

25.6700

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
GR12Kentriki Makedonia
GR12Kentriki Makedonia
GR12Kentriki Makedonia
GR12Kentriki Makedonia
GR12Kentriki Makedonia

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.
BA229Alcedo atthis           
BA052Anas crecca    400  7138         
BA053Anas platyrhynchos    300  1000         
BA053Anas platyrhynchos    40  40         
BA394Anser albifrons albifrons    150  150         
BA255Anthus campestris          DD         
BA028Ardea cinerea    17  69         
BA028Ardea cinerea    14         
BA169Arenaria interpres           
BA222Asio flammeus          DD         
BA133Burhinus oedicnemus    35         
BA243Calandrella brachydactyla          DD         
BA145Calidris minuta    10  70         
BA861Calidris pugnax    35         
BA861Calidris pugnax    70         
BA138Charadrius alexandrinus    30  30         
BA137Charadrius hiaticula           
A036Cygnus olor             
BA738Delichon urbicum (urbica)          DD         
BA026Egretta garzetta    200  483         
BA098Falco columbarius           
BA125Fulica atra    350  2018         
BA125Fulica atra    20  20         
BA002Gavia arctica    26         
BA130Haematopus ostralegus    10  30         
BA131Himantopus himantopus    150  200         
BA251Hirundo rustica          DD         
BA862Hydrocoloeus minutus    17  17         
BA022Ixobrychus minutus          DD         
BA339Lanius minor    20  20         
BA157Limosa lapponica          DD         
BA156Limosa limosa    22  323         
BA855Mareca penelope    347  2346         
BA069Mergus serrator    20  51         
BA230Merops apiaster    20  20         
BA875Microcarbo pygmaeus    26  113         
BA260Motacilla flava          DD         
BA159Numenius tenuirostris                       
BA023Nycticorax nycticorax    100  358         
BA129Otis tarda          DD         
BA355Passer hispaniolensis          DD         
BA392Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii    10  30         
BA391Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis    270  367         
BA663Phoenicopterus roseus    38  575         
BA140Pluvialis apricaria    478         
BA141Pluvialis squatarola    53  66         
Α005Podiceps cristatus    10  10           
BA005Podiceps cristatus    151  263         
BA008Podiceps nigricollis    18  639         
BA249Riparia riparia    300  300         
BA193Sterna hirundo    900  1052         
BA885Sternula albifrons    20  80         
BA161Tringa erythropus             
BA164Tringa nebularia    10         
BA165Tringa ochropus    10  10           
BA162Tringa totanus    20  67         
BA892Zapornia parva          DD         
  • 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
1276Ablepharus kitaibelii                   
1276Ablepharus kitaibelii                   
1276Ablepharus kitaibelii                   
5540Alburnus macedonicus                   
A062Aythya marila                   
A062Aythya marila                   
A062Aythya marila                   
2361Bufo bufo                   
2361Bufo bufo                   
6997Bufotes viridis                   
6997Bufotes viridis                   
6997Bufotes viridis                   
A143Calidris canutus                   
A143Calidris canutus                   
A143Calidris canutus                   
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A211Clamator glandarius                   
A211Clamator glandarius                   
6089Dolichophis jugularis                   
6089Dolichophis jugularis                   
6089Dolichophis jugularis                   
1277Eryx jaculus                   
1277Eryx jaculus                   
1277Eryx jaculus                   
5655Gasterosteus aculeatus                   
5655Gasterosteus aculeatus                   
Hemidactylus turcicus                   
Hemidactylus turcicus                   
5669Hierophis gemonensis                   
5669Hierophis gemonensis                   
1203Hyla arborea                   
1203Hyla arborea                   
1203Hyla arborea                   
1251Lacerta trilineata                   
1251Lacerta trilineata                   
1251Lacerta trilineata                   
A489Larus fuscus all others                   
A489Larus fuscus all others                   
A152Lymnocryptes minimus                   
A152Lymnocryptes minimus                   
A152Lymnocryptes minimus                   
6958Mediodactylus kotschyi                   
6958Mediodactylus kotschyi                   
6958Mediodactylus kotschyi                   
Natrix natrix                   
Natrix natrix                   
1292Natrix tessellata                   
1292Natrix tessellata                   
1292Natrix tessellata                   
1269Ophisaurus apodus                   
1269Ophisaurus apodus                   
1269Ophisaurus apodus                   
1200Pelobates syriacus                   
1200Pelobates syriacus                   
1200Pelobates syriacus                   
6938Pelophylax ridibundus                   
6938Pelophylax ridibundus                   
6938Pelophylax ridibundus                     
1317Pipistrellus nathusii                   
1317Pipistrellus nathusii                   
1317Pipistrellus nathusii                   
1238Podarcis erhardii                   
1238Podarcis erhardii                   
1238Podarcis erhardii                   
1248Podarcis taurica                   
1248Podarcis taurica                   
1248Podarcis taurica                   
Squalius vardarensis                   
Squalius vardarensis                   
Syngnathus abaster                   
Syngnathus abaster                   
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis    30  110             
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis    30  110             
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis    30  110             
1295Vipera ammodytes                   
1295Vipera ammodytes                   
1295Vipera ammodytes                   
  • 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
N0123.00

Total Habitat Cover

23

Other Site Characteristics

Very important for the wetland, especially for the avifauna, are the reed beds with Phragmites australis, Bolboschoenus maritimus and Typha latifolia occupying stagnant or slowly flowing waters of fluctuating depths and fringing lagoons and artificial ditches. Reed beds also grow along the banks of Loudias river. In canals, rice fields and fresh water bodies of natural origin or man-made a particularly important for the wetland rooted, submerged aquatic vegetation (Potamogeton spp., Myriophyllum spicatum, Ceratophyllum spp. etc.) is growing. Rich communities of mussel beds colonize seawaters of depth 1-10 m. Alyki kitrous is a small but significant wetland with extensive salt marshes and a small shallow lagoon with well developed dune system atthe east side.Sandy heathland with Artemisia campestris and/or Spartium junceum is incorporated within the dune system. Reed bed formations, ofthen dominated by one species (Scirpus maritimus,Phragmites australis,Typha latifolia),occupy artificial ditches and canals.

4.2 Quality and importance

This a very important site for breeding, passage and wintering waterbirds, other passage migrants and an important corridor for migratory species. The habitat diversity is one of the main characteristics of the delta formed by the rivers Axios, Loudias and Aliakmonas. Though of reduced significance now, it still supports a diverse bird population including endangered and rare species. Important for migratory birds as a wintering and resting station. Also, a breeding site for a significant number of bird species. Parts of the delta and the rivers, as well as sea water of depth less than 6 m serve as spawning ground for fish populations of Thermaikos gulf and N. Aegean Sea. The abundance of nutrients and small depths of waters favor shell aquacultures. Alyki Kitrous is considered to be a very important area for birds. A large number of protected and strictly protected species use the site (including the salt works) for breeding, feeding and resting. The largest in Greece population of Larus melanocephalus nested in the past in small islets in the lagoon. Also, Alyki Kitrous supports a rare herpetofauna. In Alyki Kitrous, Pancratium maritimum is growing wild; this plant species 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]
C03.03
MA01o
MA08o
HHo
MHi
MC01.05i
MF03.01o
LA07i
LE03.01o
MA07o
MA04o
MA04i
MK05.01o
MF01i
LA08i
MK05.01i
LG02.04o
MF03.01i
LA01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
LA09i
MF01i
MA09o

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 [%]
GR9535.15
IN0039.24

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR95Alyki Kitrous (Pydnas)*4.37
GR95Stergios-Aliakmonas (Aiginiou)*3.92
GR95Delta Aliakmona (Kleidiou)*4.05
GR95Delta Axiou (Chalastras)*17.29
GR95Eidomeni (Altsakiou)*1.31
GR95Palmitsi-Kampos (Evzonon & Mikrou Dasous)*4.22
GR02Ethniko Parko Axiou - Perioches Apolytis Prostasias tis Fysis AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4*11.83
GR08Ethniko Parko Axiou - Perioches Prostasias tis Fysis B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7*8.03
GR08Ethniko Parko Axiou - Perioches Prostasias tis Fysis PD1, PD2, PD3, PD4*31.56
GR08Ethniko Parko Axiou - Periochi Prostasias tis Fysis PA*3.60
GR99Ethniko Parko Axiou - Perioches georgikon kalliergeion C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6*2.10
GR99Ethniko Parko Axiou - Periochi D elenchomenis oikistikis anaptyxis Alykon Kitrous*0.38
GR96Ethniko Parko Gallikou, Axiou, Loudia, Aliakmona, Alykis Kitrous, Limnothalassas Kalochoriou*57.52

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:MANAGEMENT BODY OF “DELTA AXIOU-LOUDIA-ALIAKMONA”
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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