Venetiko islet, Chios, Greece
KBA status: confirmed
Rationale for qualifying as KBA: This site qualifies as a Key Biodiversity Area of international significance that was identified using previously established criteria and thresholds for the identification of Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs) and for which available data indicate that it does not meet global KBA criteria and thresholds set out in the Global Standard.
Global KBA criteria:
Year of assessment: 2000
National site name: Nisida Venetiko Chiou
Central coordinates: Lat: 38.13 Long: 26.02
System: Terrestrial, Marine
Altitude (m): 0 to 50
Area of KBA (ha): 3
Protected area coverage (%): 72
Year of compilation: 2000
A rocky islet south of Chios.
Summary of threats to biodiversity at KBA:
The main threat is hunting and nest destruction of Falco eleonorae. Visitors also cause some disturbance.
Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership (2023) Key Biodiversity Areas factsheet: Venetiko islet, Chios. Extracted from the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas. Developed by the Key Biodiversity Areas Partnership: BirdLife International, IUCN, American Bird Conservancy, Amphibian Survival Alliance, Conservation International, Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, Global Environment Facility, Re:wild, NatureServe, Rainforest Trust, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, World Wildlife Fund and Wildlife Conservation Society. Downloaded from http://www.keybiodiversityareas.org/ on 02/06/2023.