Lakes Volvi & Koronia

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Lakes Volvi & Koronia

  • Country: 
    Greece
  • Site number: 
    57
  • Area: 
    16,388 ha
  • Designation date: 
    21-08-1975
  • Coordinates: 
    40°41'N 23°20'E
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Overview

Lakes Volvi & Koronia. 21/08/75; Thessaloniki; 16,388 ha; 40°41'N 023°20'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 4 July 1990. Special Protection Area EC Directive, No Hunting Zone. Two freshwater lakes connected by a narrow channel, fringed by reedbeds, patches of woodland, and surrounded by arable land. The area supports endemic fish, nesting waterbirds, and large numbers of wintering birds including Anatidae (geese, ducks, swans, etc.). Several nationally rare or endangered aquatic plants occur. There are many settlements around the lakes and human activities include irrigation, agriculture, livestock grazing, fishing and hunting. Increasingly poor water quality due to a lack of sewage treatment and exacerbated by drought, agricultural run-off and effluent from industry and animal breeding farms caused nutrient-enrichment and led to the site's listing on the Montreux Record in 1990. Ramsar site no. 57. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Kentriki Makedonia

  • National legal designation: 
    • no hunting zone
  • Last publication date: 
    01-01-1998

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