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

GR2110006

1.3 Site name

KOILADA ACHELOOU KAI ORI VALTOU

1.4 First Compilation date

2009-09

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:2010-03
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:21.151111
Latitude:39.486111

2.2 Area [ha]

47156.1500

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
GR21Ipeiros
GR23Dytiki Ellada
GR24Sterea Ellada

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          DD 
BA247Alauda arvensis          DD 
BA247Alauda arvensis          DD 
BA229Alcedo atthis    10  10   
BA054Anas acuta          DD 
BA052Anas crecca          DD 
BA053Anas platyrhynchos          DD 
BA255Anthus campestris    50     
BA226Apus apus          DD   
BA028Ardea cinerea          DD       
BA059Aythya ferina          DD 
BA061Aythya fuligula          DD 
BA215Bubo bubo     
BA087Buteo buteo    10  40       
BA087Buteo buteo    10  10       
BA087Buteo buteo    40  60       
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus          DD 
BA080Circaetus gallicus     
BA113Coturnix coturnix          DD 
BA113Coturnix coturnix          DD 
BA738Delichon urbicum (urbica)    200  200       
BA239Dendrocopos leucotos     
BA236Dryocopus martius    12     
BA447Emberiza caesia          DD     
BA379Emberiza hortulana          DD 
BA103Falco peregrinus     
BA097Falco vespertinus          DD     
BA321Ficedula albicollis          DD 
BA442Ficedula semitorquata          DD 
BA125Fulica atra          DD     
BA153Gallinago gallinago          DD       
BA251Hirundo rustica    200  200       
BA233Jynx torquilla          DD 
BA338Lanius collurio    80  80       
BA338Lanius collurio    500  1000       
BA179Larus ridibundus          DD       
BA868Leiopicus medius    50  50       
BA246Lullula arborea          DD 
BA246Lullula arborea    50     
BA855Mareca penelope          DD 
BA230Merops apiaster    200     
BA023Nycticorax nycticorax          DD       
BA337Oriolus oriolus         
BA337Oriolus oriolus    50  300       
BA355Passer hispaniolensis          DD 
BA072Pernis apivorus         
BA072Pernis apivorus    10  12       
BA234Picus canus          DD 
BA210Streptopelia turtur    50  50   
BA210Streptopelia turtur          DD     
BA228Tachymarptis melba    20     
BA282Turdus torquatus    10   
  • 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
A136Charadrius dubius               
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A136Charadrius dubius               
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A136Charadrius dubius               
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A687Columba palumbus palumbus    500  1000             
A687Columba palumbus palumbus                   
A687Columba palumbus palumbus    500  1000             
A687Columba palumbus palumbus                   
Fraxinus angustifolia                   
  • 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
N0850.88
N050.06
N060.22
N230.01
N0915.54
N120.19
N193.33
N2110.08
N161.78
N040.96
N1716.95

Total Habitat Cover

100

Other Site Characteristics

This region covers a stip and partially forested gorge and includes the part of the river which defines the borders between Arta and Trikala prefectures and the borders between Arta and Karditsa prefectures. It starts from Miriofylo village and ends at Mesopyrgos village. The region includes a considerable part of Acheloos valley in Northern Pindos, including Fteri and Petroto villages. Along the river there are forests of Salix alba, Populus nigra, Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus angustifolia. Those forests were covering extensive areas in the past. The riparian forests are surrounded by maquis shrubland and brushwood. Near Sykia village a hydroelectric power dam has been built which is going to turn part of the valley into a reservoir. An important part of the area is covered from mixed oak forest (Species Quercus frainetto is dominant). This forest is degraded in some specific regions.

4.2 Quality and importance

The riparian vegetation as the rest vegetation along the banks as well as the valley of the river generally has great importance for the following reasons: a) protection the soil from erosion and landslide b) formation of important habitats for the animals in the area (mainly for the taxa Lutra lutra and many species of birds) c) reduction of the river pollution d) retention of materials downstream of the river e) improvement direct or indirect climate in the region The Greek endemic species are protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81) and is included in the Database of plants as rare. The species Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus angustifolia (listed in section 3.3 with D evaluation have limited distribution in Greece and populations should be protected. Wide variety of habitats (forests, riparian communities, maquis) in very good conservation status can be found in the region. This fact is added to the geomorphology and inaccessibility of the region while it explains the rich fauna especially avifauna. Moreover besides its ecological importance, the river of Acheloos is important and worthwhile for the following reasons: 1) aesthetic value of the natural environment 2) the great potential for the offered environmental education 3) importance for scientific research 4) suitability of leisure activities

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]
MA04.03b
LA05.03i
HA06.01.01b
MA07b
HA10.01i
HC03.03b
HE02o
HE03o
LG05i
HH06.01i
LK04.05i
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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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
IN0644.81
GR9510.89

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR95Kleidiou - Skoulikarias "Gavrogou" kai "Tsoumenou" Dimou Georgiou Kara?skaki*0.54
GR95Kanala (Valtou)*5.80
GR95Mesountas-Pigon Elatis*4.27

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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