Axios, Loudias, Aliakmon Delta

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Axios, Loudias, Aliakmon Delta

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  • Area: 
    11,808 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    40°30'N 22°42'E
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Axios, Loudias, Aliakmon delta. 21/08/75; Thessaloniki, Imanthia, Piera; 11,808 ha; 40°30'N 022°43'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 4 July 1990. Special Protection Area EC Directive; No Hunting Zone. An extensive river delta including brackish lagoons, saltmarshes, and large areas of mudflats. Vegetation consists of scrub, riparian forest, wet meadows, reedbeds, and halophytic communities. 30 freshwater fish species occur in the river. An extremely important area for nesting and migrating waterbirds. Various species of wild birds and Scolopacidae worthy of conservation or globally threatened occur at the site. Human activities include fishing, shellfish aquaculture, agriculture, livestock grazing, and sand extraction. Because dam and irrigation networks considerably altered river hydraulics and urban wastes and agricultural inputs end up in the delta, the site was placed on the Montreux Record in 1990. Ramsar site no. 59. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Kentriki Makedonia

  • National legal designation: 
    • game refuge
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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