Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code CY4000010)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since December 2009
  • 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 3.675
1240 Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp 143.238
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 5.227
2190 Humid dune slacks 0.069
2230 Malcolmietalia dune grasslands 0.107
2240 Brachypodietalia dune grasslands with annuals 1.252
2250 Coastal dunes with Juniperus spp 10.221
2260 Cisto-Lavenduletalia dune sclerophyllous scrubs 13.392
3140 Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp 0
3170 Mediterranean temporary ponds 0.03021
5210 Arborescent matorral with Juniperus spp 4475.07
5330 Thermo-Mediterranean and pre-desert scrub 916.308
5420 Sarcopoterium spinosum phryganas 1545.15
6220 Pseudo-steppe with grasses and annuals of the Thero-Brachypodietea 173.863
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 3.367
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 9.295
8310 Caves not open to the public 0.16
8330 Submerged or partially submerged sea caves 0.868
9290 Cupressus forests (Acero-Cupression) 84.989
92C0 Platanus orientalis and Liquidambar orientalis woods (Platanion orientalis) 17.751
92D0 Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamaricetea and Securinegion tinctoriae) 10.774
9320 Olea and Ceratonia forests 307.852
9540 Mediterranean pine forests with endemic Mesogean pines 1393.53
9560 Endemic forests with Juniperus spp 6.129
62B0 Serpentinophilous grassland of Cyprus 1.895
93A0 Woodlands with Quercus infectoria (Anagyro foetidae-Quercetum infectoriae) 2.319

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
November 2011
Date designated as Special Area of Conservation (SAC) July 2021
Date of Standard data form update August 2021

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Other resources

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Data download The Natura 2000 dataset is available from the European Environment Agency website
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