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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

A

1.2 Site code

GR1440005

1.3 Site name

ANTICHASIA ORI KAI METEORA

1.4 First Compilation date

1997-02

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:1997-02
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:21.562222
Latitude:40.605556

2.2 Area [ha]

71859.5400

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
GR14Thessalia
GR14Thessalia

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.
BA402Accipiter brevipes    14  30   
BA402Accipiter brevipes           
BA168Actitis hypoleucos          DD 
BA168Actitis hypoleucos          DD 
BA223Aegolius funereus          DD 
BA247Alauda arvensis    81  81  i/sq.km   
BA247Alauda arvensis          DD 
BA229Alcedo atthis          DD 
BA255Anthus campestris          DD 
BA226Apus apus          DD 
BA028Ardea cinerea          DD 
BA028Ardea cinerea          DD 
BA028Ardea cinerea          DD 
BA215Bubo bubo     
BA133Burhinus oedicnemus    10   
BA087Buteo buteo    11  11   
BA087Buteo buteo          DD 
BA087Buteo buteo          DD 
BA243Calandrella brachydactyla          DD 
BA145Calidris minuta          DD   
BA146Calidris temminckii          DD   
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus          DD 
BA080Circaetus gallicus    10   
BA082Circus cyaneus          DD 
BA082Circus cyaneus          DD 
BA083Circus macrourus          DD 
BA113Coturnix coturnix          DD 
BA738Delichon urbicum (urbica)          DD 
BA239Dendrocopos leucotos    20   
BA429Dendrocopos syriacus    30  50       
BA236Dryocopus martius    12   
BA026Egretta garzetta    20  50   
BA026Egretta garzetta          DD 
BA447Emberiza caesia          DD 
BA379Emberiza hortulana    50  100   
BA100Falco eleonorae     
BA103Falco peregrinus     
BA097Falco vespertinus          DD 
BA321Ficedula albicollis          DD 
BA320Ficedula parva          DD 
BA442Ficedula semitorquata     
BA439Hippolais olivetorum          DD 
BA251Hirundo rustica          DD 
BA233Jynx torquilla          DD 
BA233Jynx torquilla          DD 
BA338Lanius collurio    100  300   
BA339Lanius minor          DD 
BA868Leiopicus medius    50  100   
BA246Lullula arborea          DD 
BA230Merops apiaster          DD 
BA230Merops apiaster          DD 
BA260Motacilla flava          DD 
BA023Nycticorax nycticorax          DD 
BA337Oriolus oriolus          DD 
BA355Passer hispaniolensis          DD 
BA355Passer hispaniolensis          DD 
BA072Pernis apivorus          DD 
BA391Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis          DD 
BA391Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis          DD 
BA234Picus canus          DD 
BA249Riparia riparia          DD 
BA857Spatula clypeata          DD       
BA210Streptopelia turtur          DD 
BA228Tachymarptis melba          DD 
BA166Tringa glareola          DD 
BA164Tringa nebularia          DD 
BA165Tringa ochropus          DD 
BA163Tringa stagnatilis          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
Anthemis cretica ssp. cretica                   
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A207Columba oenas                   
A207Columba oenas                   
A207Columba oenas                   
A687Columba palumbus palumbus                   
A687Columba palumbus palumbus                   
A687Columba palumbus palumbus    225  225             
A687Columba palumbus palumbus                   
A687Columba palumbus palumbus                   
A687Columba palumbus palumbus    225  225             
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis                   
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis                   
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis                   
  • 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
N218.14
N170.08
N041.02
N0835.27
N0921.74
N110.23
N129.90
N231.07
N190.00
N150.23
N1622.31

Total Habitat Cover

99.99

Other Site Characteristics

The site includes the mountain complex Antichasia and the area of Kalambaka in the south and has forested hills and a river valley, formed at the rivers Lithaios and Mourgkas. The parent material of the rocks mainly consists of limestones and flyschs. The area is characterized by a mosaic morphology; the forests and arborescent matorrals and shrubs are situated in forest plots, each under a different ownership status. Regarding the vegetation, there are dry siliceous grasslands, broadleaved deciduous woodlands and alluvial and very wet riparian forests with Platanus orientalis, Salix alba and Alnus glutinosa, and brush. The dominant tree species in the deciduous forest is Quercus frainetto, mixing occasionaly with Q. cerris (code 41.762, Corine 91) or with Q. pubescens (code 41.733, Corine 91) and Q. cessiliflora also occur. It must be noted that in a large part of the site that used to be covered by oak forests in the past the vegetation is now degraded and the area is covered by herbaceous vegetation, while at places the parent rock material is revealed. The agricultural land, with cereals and vineyards, is extensive. The characteristic feature of the area of Kalambaka is the spectacular formation of the steep, bare rocks of Meteora.NOTE ON BIOGEOGRAPHIC REGION: Antichasia mountains (Meterizia 1382 m; Oxia 1416 m), characterized Quercion cerris and Fagetalia, could be considered part of the sub-continental and continental biogeographic region.

4.2 Quality and importance

The site is characterized of the presence of a variety of fairly well conserved arborescent and woody ecotypes. An exceptional feature of the area is its biodiversity; it is of great botanical and zoological value due to the presence of a large number of endemic and threatened species, legally protected at national and international level. More specifically the area has been characterized a one of the Important Bird Areas (IBA). More specifically, large numbers of birds of prey are found here, including the rare and endangered Egyptian Vulture and Black Kite. Other species include the Lesser Spotted Eagle, Booted Eagle, Short-toed Eagle, Lanner Falcon, Peregrine Falcon and Long-legged Buzzard. Furthermore, Black Storks and Rollers are quite common, while the numbers of Woodpecker species (Black, White-spotted, Middle Spotted) are at high levels. Finally there's a breeding colony of Little Egrets. Regarding the other animal species, the populations of the mammalians are high and there are many species of reptiles. The presence of important invertebrates has also been observed. The flora has not been extensively studied yet. However, the presence of two stenoendemic species, Centaurea kalambakensis (at very small populations, at Meteora olny) and C. lactiflora (also small population. restricted at the area Koniskos village, N.E. of Kalambaka), as well as the geomorphology (e.g., Meteora) and the vegetation structure of the area, make the investigation of the flora very promising. In addition to its ecological value, the site has a great aesthetic and cultural value. The singular rock formations of Meteora have been disignated as a World Heritage Site (UNESCO). The historical importance of the site, closely related to the monasteries that are built on their tops (church tradition, byzantine art, agiography) should also be noted, since Meteora have been an important religious centre. OTHER IMPORTANT SPECIES WITH MOTIVATION D: Plants: Anthemis cretica ssp. cretica (Anthemis meteorica) is included in the he IUCN Red List of threatened species (1993), characterized as "Rare" and is protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81).

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]
MA01b
MA04b
MA04.01i
LA04.03i
MG05b
LH06.01i
LH06.02i
LI02i
LK03.04i
MA05.01b
HA05.03i
HA06.01.01b
MA09o
MA10.01i
HB02.02b
HC03.03b
MD01b
MD01.02b
ME01.02b
HE03i
ME05b
LF01i
MF03.01b
HF03.02.03i
LG01i
MG02.06b
MG02.08b
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
MA01b
MA05.01i
MB01i

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 [%]
IN0677.76
GR235.23
GR956.25
IN050.54

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR95Orfanos Dimou Oichalias*0.33
GR95Svoros-Petromagoula ("Ellinokastrou"-Lioprasou)*1.62
GR95Arkoudorema-Plastiras (Spathadon)*0.82
GR95Kanalaki (Kastrakiou-Vlachavas)*0.92
GR95Kotroni Gerakariou*2.57
GR23Koziakas Trikalon*5.23

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:1. FOREST SERVICE OF TRIKALA, 2. FOREST SERVICE OF KALAMPAKA
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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