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

B

1.2 Site code

GR1270015

1.3 Site name

THALASSIA ZONI CHERSONISOU ATHONA

1.4 First Compilation date

2016-12

1.5 Update date

-

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Υπουργείο Περιβάλλοντος και Ενέργειας
Address:               
Email:

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI: No data
Date site confirmed as SCI: No data
Date site designated as SAC: No data
National legal reference of SAC designation:Law 3937/29-3-11 (OJ 60 A)

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:24.209580
Latitude:40.268855

2.2 Area [ha]

20304.4400

2.3 Marine area [%]

100.0000

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

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
1110  info      12050  0.00 
1120  info  X     2008  0.00 
1170  info      6025  0.00 
8330  info      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)

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover

Total Habitat Cover

0

Other Site Characteristics

In 2015, the site was extended to include the marine area 1nm off the Athos Peninsula coastline. The total area spans about 200 km2 of the coastal seabed, exceeding depths of 200m. The area is of significant importance for preserving all major marine habitat types in a nearly pristine ecological condition, due to its idiosyncratic protection status. Exceptional coralligenous assemblages, rhodolith beds and cold water corals characterize its highly exposed, steep-sloping coasts.

4.2 Quality and importance

The marine front of the Athos Penisula is of paramount importance for its various and exceptionally rich coralligenous facies (deep counterpart of Habitat Type 1170), characterized by spectacular gorgonian facies (Paramuricea clavata, Eunicella cavolini) and numerous other rare and/or vulnerable marine invertebrates (Antipathella subpinnata, Antipathes spp, Savalia savaglia). Posidonia oceanica beds (Habitat Type 1120) occur naturally restricted in small bays and the mild-sloping parts of the coast. Submerged and semi-submerged caves (Habitat Type 8330) are also present but unassessed. Detritic sands and rhodolith beds (important deep subtypes for Habitat Type 1110) dominate the circalittoral sedimentary bottoms. Deeper on (>200m) very rare facies of particularly vulnerable deep corals (e.g. Dendrophyllia cornigera, Lophelia pertusa) occur (HCMR, unpubl data). This is one of the very few marine areas in Greece for which the historical presence of the precious red coral (Corallium rubrum) has been confirmed (Chintiroglou et al, 1989).

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]
LF02.01b
HF02.02.01i
LF02.03.03I
MF06b
MG05.02b
LG05.03b
HH03.01b
LH03.03b
LI01b
LI02b
LJ03.01b
MM01.01b
MM01.01b
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

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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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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