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

GR4210025

1.3 Site name

ANATOLIKO TMIMA NISOU SYMIS KAI NISIDES KOULOUNDROS SESKLI, TROUMPETO, MARMARAS, KARAVALONISI, MEGALONISI, GIALESINO, OXEIA, CHONDROS, PLATY, NIMOS KAI THALASSIA PERIOCHI NISOU SYMIS

1.4 First Compilation date

2001-10

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:2001-10
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:27.816946
Latitude:36.799740

2.2 Area [ha]

9874.9800

2.3 Marine area [%]

76.8600

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
GR42Notio Aigaio

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.
BA226Apus apus          DD 
BA226Apus apus          DD 
BA087Buteo buteo          DD 
BA243Calandrella brachydactyla          DD     
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus          DD     
BA738Delichon urbicum (urbica)          DD 
BA738Delichon urbicum (urbica)          DD 
BA447Emberiza caesia          DD 
BA100Falco eleonorae          DD 
BA103Falco peregrinus     
BA439Hippolais olivetorum          DD 
BA251Hirundo rustica          DD   
BA251Hirundo rustica          DD   
BA260Motacilla flava          DD 
BA392Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii    10  15   
BA005Podiceps cristatus          DD 
BA008Podiceps nigricollis          DD 
BA210Streptopelia turtur          DD   
BA228Tachymarptis melba          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
  • 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

Total Habitat Cover

0

Other Site Characteristics

The site includes the island Symi and the surrounding rocky islets. Symi is rocky and covered with phygana and conifer forest. The island of Symi in the southern Dodecanese is located in the vicinity of mainland Turkey, between Datca and Bozburun Peninsulas. The marine site includes coastal areas of west, south and eastern Symi, extending from Cape Saros (Toli) in the northwest until Cape Manous in the east. The area contains a 1 n.m. marine extension surrounding 10 islets which form two groups, locally known as Diavates in the southwest and Sesklia in the southeast. This coastal part of Symi is characterised by low and medium rocky cliffs covered by sparse phrygana. some slopes with scree reaching up to the sea, and small pebbled beaches. Most islets are rocky, forming crevices and small cliffs. Despite of its proximity to the mainland (<4 n.m.), the depth of the separating waters exceeds 200 m. The seabed falls abruptly around the entire island, reaching a depth of 400 m in the south and west. Shallow waters among the small islet groups in the southeast and southwest provide suitable foraging grounds for most seabird species, as well as all three dolphin species (Striped, Common Bottle-nosed and Short-beaked Common Dolphin) and the Mediterranean Monk Seal.

4.2 Quality and importance

This is an important site for seabirds. Species of concern include: Larus audouinii. The site holds the most important Larus audouinii breeding population in the southern Dodecanese and the third largest nationally after those in the Northern Dodecanese and Fournoi. In the last years the breeding colony has declined. The reasons for this decline are not well understood and require further study. Foraging ranges extend more than 10 n.m. from the breeding colony, with birds feeding in the shallow waters around Diavates, in the Strait of Seskli, the southern bays of Symi and within the Gulf of Panormitis. Some individuals overwinter in the area.

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]
LD.03.02o
HC03.03bb
HG01b
HI02b
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 [%]
GR9530.44

5.2 Relation of the described site with other sites:

Designated at national or regional level:

Type code Site name Type Cover [%]
GR95Nisides Chondros, Marmaras, Gialesinos kai Kouloundros tis Symis.... klp.*2.24
GR95Erimonisia Seskli-Nimos (Symis)*28.20

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:FOREST DIRECTORATE OF LESVOS
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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SITE DISPLAY