Kotychi lagoons

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Kotychi lagoons

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  • Area: 
    6,302 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    38°00'N 21°17'E
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Kotychi lagoons. 21/08/75; Ileia; 6,302 ha; 38°01'N 021°17'E. Added to the Montreux Record, 4 July 1990. A large coastal lagoon of varying salinity, associated marshes separated from the sea by an extensive dune system, smaller lagoons and wet meadows. The system supports extensive reedbeds, salt-tolerant plants, and submerged aquatic plants. The coastal dunes are in excellent condition with well-developed vegetation. The site supports rich fish, reptile and amphibian faunas, and is also important for breeding, staging and wintering waterbirds. Human activities include traditional fishing, livestock grazing, cultivation and recreation. The surrounding areas are used for intensive agriculture. The site was placed on the Montreux Record in 1990 because of agricultural chemical inputs and grazing pressure. Ramsar site no. 63. Most recent RIS information: 1998.

Administrative region: 
Dytiki Ellas

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