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Natura Regions - Antinioti Lagoon

This wetland is at the northern coasts of Corfu and is considered especially important , not only because of the protected species Lutra lutra , which has been reported in the region, but also for the environmental balance of the wider region. Moreover, we should note that the region is characterized from a variety of habitats . Man activities haven't so far greatly affected the ecosystem. 


The wetland and the adjacent regions are still maintained in a relatively good state. Reed thickets are predominant in the region. The protection and sustainable management of the region are expected to contribute not only to the protection of wildlife, but also to the economic development of the region (fishing, amusement, ecotourism).

Area Code:
Geographic longitude:
    19o 52
Geographic latitude:
    39o 49
Administrative region:
    Ionian Islands
Average height(m):
Surface (ha):

Types of habitats:

Lagoons, shallow creeks and bays, Annual vegetation of drift lines, Vegetated sea cliffs of the Mediterranean coasts with endemic Limonium spp., Mediterranean sald meadows (Juncetalia maritimi), Embryonic shifting dunes, Thickets of the beach with Junipers (Juniperus spp.), Brushwood (Sarcopoterium spinosum), Coastal woods - Southern riparian galleries and thickets (Nerio-Tamariceteae, Securinegion tinctoriae), Mwditerranean pine forests with endemic pine-tree species of the Mediterranean.

Plane  and  animal species:

Lutra lutra, Emys orbicularis, Mauremys caspica, Elaphe quatuorlineata, Aphanius fasciatus, Valencia hispanica, Callimorpha quadripunctata.

Complete list  European Environment Agency - ŇUNIS

Other important species:

-Flaura: 1C, 1D
-Fauna: 1A, 42B, 12C, 11D

Consequences/ Action:

-Positive: -
-Neutral: -
-Neutral: 180, 421, 422 (IN) / 100 (AR)

Protection status:

-National and regional level: -
-International level: -

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