Evros Delta

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Evros Delta

  • Country: 
    Greece
  • Site number: 
    54
  • Area: 
    9,267 ha
  • Designation date: 
    21-08-1975
  • Coordinates: 
    40°50'N 26°04'E
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Overview

Evros delta. 21/08/75; Evros; 9,267 ha; 40°50'N 026°04'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 4 July 1990, removed from the Record, 18 May 1999. Special Protection Area EC Directive; Protected Area. Sharing the border with Turkey, the Evros River delta consists of brackish lagoons, freshwater marshes, lakes, and a coastal zone of saltmarshes and mudflats. Salt-resistant vegetation dominates, but patches of riparian forest remain. The delta is the most important wetland in Greece for wintering waterbirds, and supports various species of breeding and passage birds. Several birds, mammals and plants are rare or threatened species. The site is important for conservation education and provides a biological station, observation tower, and birdwatching center. Human activities include cattle grazing, commercial fishing, aquaculture and hunting. The surrounding area is used for intensive agriculture and livestock rearing. Because drainage works caused major hydrologic and land use changes resulting in low water levels, flooding and salt water intrusion, the site was placed on the Montreux Record in 1990. Ramsar site no. 54. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Thraki

  • National legal designation: 
    • game refuge
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1998

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