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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

GR4340020

1.3 Site name

LIMNI AGIAS (CHANIA)

1.4 First Compilation date

2001-10

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 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:23.934272
Latitude:35.475695

2.2 Area [ha]

68.4400

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
GR43Kriti

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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3.2 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.
BA168Actitis hypoleucos          DD   
BA168Actitis hypoleucos          DD   
BA247Alauda arvensis          DD   
BA247Alauda arvensis          DD   
BA229Alcedo atthis          DD     
BA229Alcedo atthis          DD     
BA054Anas acuta          DD   
BA054Anas acuta          DD   
BA052Anas crecca          DD     
BA052Anas crecca          DD     
BA053Anas platyrhynchos          DD     
BA053Anas platyrhynchos         
BA053Anas platyrhynchos          DD     
BA053Anas platyrhynchos          DD     
BA394Anser albifrons albifrons          DD   
BA226Apus apus          DD   
BA028Ardea cinerea          DD   
BA028Ardea cinerea          DD   
BA222Asio flammeus          DD   
BA061Aythya fuligula          DD     
BA087Buteo buteo          DD   
BA087Buteo buteo       
BA087Buteo buteo          DD   
BA087Buteo buteo          DD   
BA144Calidris alba          DD   
BA149Calidris alpina          DD   
BA149Calidris alpina          DD   
BA147Calidris ferruginea          DD   
BA145Calidris minuta          DD     
BA145Calidris minuta          DD     
BA861Calidris pugnax          DD   
BA861Calidris pugnax          DD   
BA146Calidris temminckii          DD   
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus          DD   
BA224Caprimulgus europaeus          DD   
BA138Charadrius alexandrinus          DD   
BA137Charadrius hiaticula          DD   
BA198Chlidonias leucopterus          DD   
BA080Circaetus gallicus          DD   
BA080Circaetus gallicus          DD   
BA082Circus cyaneus          DD   
BA082Circus cyaneus          DD   
BA859Clanga clanga          DD   
BA859Clanga clanga          DD   
BA113Coturnix coturnix          DD   
BA122Crex crex          DD   
BA738Delichon urbicum (urbica)          DD   
BA026Egretta garzetta          DD     
BA026Egretta garzetta          DD     
BA098Falco columbarius          DD   
BA098Falco columbarius          DD   
BA100Falco eleonorae          DD     
BA103Falco peregrinus          DD   
BA103Falco peregrinus          DD   
BA097Falco vespertinus          DD   
BA125Fulica atra          DD     
BA125Fulica atra    14  14       
BA125Fulica atra          DD     
BA125Fulica atra          DD     
BA153Gallinago gallinago          DD   
BA153Gallinago gallinago          DD   
BA130Haematopus ostralegus          DD   
BA131Himantopus himantopus          DD   
BA251Hirundo rustica    30  30     
BA251Hirundo rustica          DD   
BA862Hydrocoloeus minutus          DD   
BA862Hydrocoloeus minutus          DD   
BA022Ixobrychus minutus          DD     
BA233Jynx torquilla          DD   
BA233Jynx torquilla          DD   
BA179Larus ridibundus          DD     
BA179Larus ridibundus          DD     
BA156Limosa limosa          DD   
BA246Lullula arborea          DD   
BA855Mareca penelope          DD   
BA230Merops apiaster          DD   
BA260Motacilla flava          DD   
BA159Numenius tenuirostris          DD   
BA023Nycticorax nycticorax          DD   
BA023Nycticorax nycticorax          DD   
BA337Oriolus oriolus          DD   
BA094Pandion haliaetus          DD   
BA355Passer hispaniolensis          DD     
BA355Passer hispaniolensis          DD     
BA072Pernis apivorus          DD   
BA392Phalacrocorax aristotelis desmarestii          DD   
BA005Podiceps cristatus          DD   
BA008Podiceps nigricollis          DD   
BA119Porzana porzana          DD   
BA249Riparia riparia          DD   
BA857Spatula clypeata          DD   
BA857Spatula clypeata          DD   
BA210Streptopelia turtur          DD   
BA210Streptopelia turtur          DD   
BA228Tachymarptis melba          DD     
BA161Tringa erythropus          DD   
BA166Tringa glareola          DD   
BA166Tringa glareola          DD   
BA164Tringa nebularia          DD   
BA164Tringa nebularia          DD   
BA165Tringa ochropus          DD   
BA165Tringa ochropus          DD   
BA163Tringa stagnatilis          DD   
BA162Tringa totanus          DD   
BA162Tringa totanus          DD   
BA892Zapornia parva          DD   
BA893Zapornia pusilla          DD   
BA893Zapornia pusilla          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
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A136Charadrius dubius                   
A152Lymnocryptes minimus                   
A152Lymnocryptes minimus                   
A152Lymnocryptes minimus                   
A152Lymnocryptes minimus                   
A152Lymnocryptes minimus                   
A152Lymnocryptes minimus                   
A058Netta rufina                   
A058Netta rufina                   
A058Netta rufina                   
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis                   
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis    10  12             
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis                   
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis                   
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis    10  12             
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis                   
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis                   
A004Tachybaptus ruficollis    10  12             
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

Total Habitat Cover

0

Other Site Characteristics

The site is situated at the northeastern part of Crete, west of Chania. It includes the artificial lake of Agia. Although it is not a natural lake, it supports a varied selection of wetland communities (probably the most varied in the Cretan area). According to the historical data, in the past there was a small bog at the same place where the artificial lake exists today. Agia's hydrological basin is different from the one of Keritis and includes the slopes north of Vathipetro village.Xekolomenos stream on the east supplies the lake with water. The lake is also supplied on the west side by some underground springs originating from Keritis stream.At the periphery of the wetland, large stands of Phragmites australis are important for the structure of the lake ecosystem. On the southern part of Agia the Public Enterprises of Water Supply and Draining of Chania is installed. Close to the installations there are two large stands of Eucalyptus tostrata and Pinus brutia.

4.2 Quality and importance

This is an important area for passage and wintering waterbirds.

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]
MC03.03bb
HG01b
HK01.03b
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

4.5 Documentation

1) Vlachos, C., Thomaidis, C., Birtsas, P., Paralykidis, N., Karabatzakis, Th., Logothetis, G., Christoforidou, G., Giapis, A., ., Ricci, J.C., Triplet, P. & Czajkowski, A. (2014), Data on the population, migration, game harvest and conservation degree of game species. Projects "ARTEMIS" (1995-2013) and "Phenology of Bird Migration in Greece" (2005 - present day) 2) GBIF.org (20th April 2015) GBIF Occurrence Download http://doi.org/10.15468/dl.jcltub Vlachos Ch., Chatzinikos E., Kiousis D., Dimou P., Bontzorlos V., Dedousopoulou E., Braziotis S., Xenos A., Stefanou L. Birtsas P., Vlachaki D. and Kontos K. (version Coordinators) 2015. Updated version of the descriptive database of the Natura 2000 network of the Study 9 Monitoring and Evaluation of Bird Species Conservation Status in Greece Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change, Athens, Partnership Consulting Firms" "F.FASOULAS-N.MANTZIOS" EU - RODOULA GEORGE KONSTANTINIDOU - "ATH.TZAKOPOULOS AND Co." EU ", Thessaloniki. 3) NATURA 2000 Network descriptive & geographical database (2012). http://www.ypeka.gr/Default.aspxtabid=432&language=el-GR

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
GR00100.00

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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