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

GR1320001

1.3 Site name

LIMNI KASTORIAS

1.4 First Compilation date

1995-01

1.5 Update date

2020-07

1.6 Respondent:

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

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site proposed as SCI:1996-08
Date site confirmed as SCI:2006-09
Date site designated as SAC:2011-03
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:21.295502
Latitude:40.522470

2.2 Area [ha]

4665.6900

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
GR13Dytiki Makedonia

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Mediterranean (0.00 %) Mediterranean (0.00 %) Mediterranean (0.00 %)
Mediterranean (0.00 %) Mediterranean (0.00 %) Mediterranean (0.00 %)
Mediterranean (0.00 %) Mediterranean (0.00 %) Mediterranean (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
3150  info      107.569  0.00 
3290  info      12.1384  0.00 
6420  info      77.2827  0.00 
91E0  info  X     29.0615  0.00 
92C0  info      9.5982  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.
R1279Elaphe quatuorlineata          DD   
R1220Emys orbicularis          DD   
M1355Lutra lutra           
M1361Lynx lynx              DD         
I4053Paracaloptenus caloptenoides           
R1219Testudo graeca          DD   
R1217Testudo hermanni          DD   
I1032Unio crassus          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
1352Canis lupus                       
1352Canis lupus                     
1352Canis lupus                     
1363Felis silvestris                   
1363Felis silvestris                   
1363Felis silvestris                   
1263Lacerta viridis                   
1263Lacerta viridis                   
1263Lacerta viridis                   
1292Natrix tessellata                   
1292Natrix tessellata                   
1292Natrix tessellata                   
Paronychia macedonica                   
6954Pelophylax kurtmuelleri                   
6954Pelophylax kurtmuelleri                   
2016Pipistrellus kuhlii                   
2016Pipistrellus kuhlii                   
2016Pipistrellus kuhlii                   
1317Pipistrellus nathusii    10  500             
1317Pipistrellus nathusii    10  500             
1317Pipistrellus nathusii    10  500             
1309Pipistrellus pipistrellus                   
1309Pipistrellus pipistrellus                   
1309Pipistrellus pipistrellus                   
5009Pipistrellus pygmaeus                   
5009Pipistrellus pygmaeus                   
5009Pipistrellus pygmaeus                   
1238Podarcis erhardii                   
1238Podarcis erhardii                   
1238Podarcis erhardii                   
1256Podarcis muralis                   
1256Podarcis muralis                   
1256Podarcis muralis                   
Trapa natans                   
1295Vipera ammodytes                   
1295Vipera ammodytes                   
1295Vipera ammodytes                   
6091Zamenis longissimus                   
6091Zamenis longissimus                   
6091Zamenis longissimus                   
  • 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
N234.33
N0662.70
N100.01
N1526.80
N165.74
N220.42

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

A fresh water lake surrounded by partly forested mountains with the town of Kastoria built on its shore. Rooted aquatic plants, submerged or with floating leaves (Potamogeton spp., Vallisneria spiralis, Najas marina, Myriophyllum spicatum, Trapa natans, Polygonum amphibium etc.) form important habitats. Also, reed beds dominated by Phragmites australis fringe the lake.

4.2 Quality and importance

A wetland of great importance for birds as a breeding, feeding and wintering place. It supports a diverse avifauna including rare and threatened species. Also, important for birds of prey. The reference on Unio crassus is about the subspecies carneus. Concerning the fauna the quality of the site is indicated by the occurence of the invrertebrate Pseudochazara cingovskii, which is refered to Heath J. 1981. Threatened Rhopalocera (butterflies) of Europe. Council of Europe. In the present site Trapa natans, a plant species included in WCMC, as well as two Balkan endemic plant species Paronychia macedonica is growing wild. aSuitable habitats occur to sustain the populations of all three butterfly species of Annex II, but their presence is known only from bibliographical records. With regards to freshwater species, the site is moderately degraded due to human activities. There have also been recorded six reptile species listed in Annex IV, one amphibian species in Annex V.

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]
LF02.01.01b
MF03.02.03b
MG01.04.03i
MG05.04i
MG05.07b
MG05.09i
LG05.11b
LH01.04b
LH01.05b
LH01.08b
MI03.01b
MJ03.02b
LJ03.02.03b
HK03.06b
LA08i
MK01.02i
MA07i
LC01.01.01o
MA07o
LD01.02o
MK02.03i
MA01i
MA01o
LF03.01o
MA08o
LF02.03i
LXb
LD01.01b
MD01.02b
ME01.02b
LE03.01b
ME06.01b
ME06.02b
HE01b
HF02i
HH01b
HI01i
LD01.02i
ME01o
LA01o
ME01i
LG01.01i
HA03.02i
HH01i
HH01.05i
LF02i
HE04i
LA04i
LD01.01i
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
LB01.02i
LUb

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 [%]
GR9587.84

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR95Limni-Vouno Kastorias*87.84

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:1. FOREST DIRECTORATE OF FLORINA, 2. MANAGEMENT BODY OF ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PRESPON
Address:
Email:

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Management plan of the Prespa national park
Link:

No, but in preparation
No

6.3 Conservation measures (optional)

Specific forest management plans for 7 forested complexes (1. Antartiko - Vatochorion 2005-2014 2. Anatoliko Prespon 2000-2009 3. Dytiko Prespon 1996-2005 4.Seltsas Antartikon 1999-2008 5. Vrontero 2003-2012 6. Karyes - Orovnik 7. Aghios Athanassios. Management of grazing. The Society for the Protection of Prespa is acting for the sustainable economic development of the local communities and the protection of the natural environment of Prespa area.

 

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