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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

GR2140001

1.3 Site name

EKVOLES ACHERONTA (APO GLOSSA EOS ALONAKI) KAI STENA ACHERONTA

1.4 First Compilation date

1994-12

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 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:20.501389
Latitude:39.233611

2.2 Area [ha]

4527.6100

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
GR21Ipeiros
GR21Ipeiros

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

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
1210  info      2.49836  0.00 
1240  info      15.8138  0.00 
1310  info      35.5344  0.00 
1410  info      112.448  0.00 
1420  info      9.79394  0.00 
2110  info      2.46297  0.00 
2220  info      1.38641  0.00 
2250  info  X     4.13973  0.00 
3150  info      3.60531  0.00 
5210  info      79.7405  0.00 
8210  info      62.1359  0.00 
92A0  info      17.0366  0.00 
92C0  info      26.6824  0.00 
92D0  info      301.901  0.00 
9340  info      1624.42  0.00 
9350  info      127.75  0.00 
9540  info      65.8645  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
N020.06
N033.01
N040.33
N050.42
N060.23
N0823.41
N100.01
N1526.15
N165.94
N171.35
N1837.20
N220.35
N231.54

Total Habitat Cover

100.00000000000001

Other Site Characteristics

The Acheron delta belongs to the lobate morphodynamic delta type and from a rheomorphological point of view it is considered to be a tectonic basin filled in with extensive layer of alluvial deposits carried by the river Acheron. The whole area of the estuary ecosystems is flat or with very low gradient. The plant communities present in the vegetation complex of the Acheron delta and its surrounding hills belong to the following types: Ammophilous-ammonitrophilous, vegetation of saltmarshes, freshwater and brackish marshes, riparian forests, aquatic, macchie and phrygana vegetation and deciduous oak forest remnants of Quercus ithaburensis ssp. macrolepis. Acheron delta is an heterogenous wetland with small-scale spatial variation, that constitutes a particularly suitable habitat for many vertebrate species (especially for birds, amphibians and mammals) as they often need more than one structural vegetation type for their various life functions. The area Stena of the Acherontas River is located at higher altitudes in relation to the coastal wetland of Acheron delta, and consists of calacreous rocks where macchie vegetation with the dominant species of Quercus coccifera, Phillyrea latifolia, etc., is predominant. In the vicinity of Acheron river, stands of Quercus ilex of excellent structure can be found. The chasmophytic vegetation which is composed of ecologically and phytogeographically interesting taxa, grows on calacreous rocks of high inclinations in the gorge, thus giving special ecological value to the studied site. The well-structured riparian vegetation is composed of the following dominant species: Platanus orientalis, Salix alba and Alnus glutinosa It has to be noted that Platanus orientalis stands are highly threatened by the introduction of the pathogen Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. platani, which has infected a large number of individuals especially near the settlement “Glyki”. At the higher altitudes of the site, stands of deciduous oaks occur (both 91M0 and 9350 habitat types) occur. Locally and near settlements they are degraded due to overgrazing, yet, at remote and inaccessible sites where ecological condition is good. It has to be noted that Platanus orientalis stands are highly threatened by the introduction of the pathogen Ceratocystis fimbriata f.sp. Platani, which has infected a large number of individuals especially near the settlement “Glyki”.

4.2 Quality and importance

This coastal wetland constitutes an important link in the wetlands chain of Western Greece. The natural habitats have greatly been restricted or downgraded as concerns their structure and function. It should be managed properly in a wise and integrated manner, so that restoration of the existing habitats to be achieved and protection from further degradation. The water shrew Neomys anomalus, is of great importance as it is included in the Greek Red Data Book. Stena of Acherontas is an important habitat for Balkan endemics, participating in the diversity of the various habitat types and vegetation dynamics. This area with special charcteristics completes the landscape of the whole site since it is of high ecological significance for the avifauna. The combination of the above-mentioned natural characteristics together with the important archaeological areas within this site (Nekromantio, Acropolis of Efira, etc) combine to give special ecotourist interest to the site as a whole. The following species have been allocated motivation D, for the following reasons: Scabiosa epirota: A Balkan endemic distributed in Greece and Albania, which is also given the IUCN Red Data Book category (R); Cotula coronopifolia: A xerophyte with very limited occurrence currently known in Greece from western Sterea Ellada, Stofilia coastal area, NW coasts of Peloponnisos, only; Lippia nodiflora: A species with very limited distribution range in Greece and which is rare in this site. the anuran amphibians B. bufo, B. viridis, Hyla arborea, the lizards Anguis fragilis, Lacerta trilineata, the snakes Malpolon monspessulanus, N. natrix, N. tessellata, the shrews Crocidura suaveolens, Neomys anomalus, and the weasel Mustela nivalis, are protected by Greek legislation (Presidential Decree 67/1981) and this is the reason why they have been allocated motivation D. The same motivation is given to Bufo viridis, Hyla arborea and Natrix tessellata because of their evaluation by the CORINE-Biotopes Project. The invertebrate species listed in section 3.3 with motivation D is protected by the Greek Presidential Decree 67/1981.

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]
HA01i
MA02b
MA02.01b
MA03b
MA04o
HA04i
MA04.01b
HA05.01i
HA08i
HA09i
MA10.01b
MB02.02b
LC01.01.01i
MD01b
MD01.02b
MD01.03b
ME01i
ME01.02b
LE03.01b
ME04b
ME04.01b
LF01i
HF03.01o
HF03.01i
LF03.01I
HF03.02.03I
MG01b
MG02.08b
LG05.01b
MG05.05b
HH05i
LI03.01b
HJ01o
HJ01i
LJ01.01b
HJ02i
LJ02.15b
HJ03.01.01I
HK01.01o
MK02.03o
HK03.06I
LUb
LXb
Positive Impacts
RankActivities, management [code]Pollution (optional) [code]inside/outside [i|o|b]
LF01i
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 [%]
GR9538.69

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR07Perioches Prostasias tis Fysis Stenon kai Ekvolon Acheronta kai Kalama kai Elous Kalodikiou kai Perifereiaki Zoni*90.02
GR95Tourla - Moungila - Vorilla Dimon Lourou kai Fanarion*21.89
GR95Ammoudia - Valanidorachi - Loutsa Dimou Fanariou*16.80

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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