Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code CY4000010)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since February 2010
  • Country: Cyprus
  • Administrative region: Kypros / Kıbrıs (CY00)
  • Surface area: 179 km2 (17914.35 ha)
  • Marine area: 44%
  • Located in Mediterranean and Marine Mediterranean biogeographical regions
  • It protects 173 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 29 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (173)
Species group Number
Birds 154
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 5
Invertebrates 2
Mammals 9
Reptiles 2

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1110 Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time 0
1120 Posidonia beds (Posidonion oceanicae) 1254
1170 Reefs 1433.15
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 35
1240 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp 35
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 35
2190 Humid dune slacks 0
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 5
2240 Brachypodietalia dune grasslands with annuals 5
2250 Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp 5
2260 Cisto-Lavenduletalia dune sclerophyllous scrubs 5
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 10
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 5195.16
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 358.287
5420 Sarcopoterium spinosum phryganas 895.717
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 179.144
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 5
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 5
8310 Caves not open to the public 0
8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves 5
9290 Cupressus forests (Acero-Cupression) 179.144
92C0 Platanus orientalis and Liquidambar orientalis woods (Platanion orientalis) 5
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 35
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 716
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 716
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 6.621
62B0 Serpentinophilous grassland of Cyprus 35
93A0 Woodlands with Quercus infectoria (Anagyro foetidae-Quercetum infectoriae) 5

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
February 2010
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
Date of Standard data form update August 2018

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Other resources

Natura 2000 map viewer Interactive map designed for showing and querying Natura 2000 sites. Other information such as Nationally designated areas and LIFE projects are also available.
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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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