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Fauna-caves

Recording & monitoring of fauna species of Directive 92/43/EEC & other protected habitats & species

    • Monitoring of habitat type 8310, 5 species of terrestrial molluscs, 12 species of terrestrial arthropods, 14 species of amphibians and reptiles, 16 species of bats and 3 species of small mammals

    • Duration: 36 months

    • Contracting Authority: SamariaNational Park Management Body

    • Contractor: Collaboration of: “ΑΤΕΠΕ Μ/ΕΠΕ” & Special Account for ResearchUniversity of Crete

    • Contract value: 227,240€

    • Funding: Operational Programme «Environment & Sustainable Development», NSRF 2007-2013, co-financed by ERDF and national resources.

    • Aim: The monitoring of the habitat types and animal species of Community interest takes place in response to the country’s obligations under Directive 92/43/EEC.

    • Implementation area:

      • 1. SPA: ETHNIKOS DRYMOS SAMARIAS – FARANGI TRYPITIS – PSILAFI – KOUSTOGERAKO, with code no GR4340014 and

      • 2. SCI: LEFKA ORI KAI PARAKTIA ZONI, with code no GR4340008

    • Implementation stage:

      • Completion of Phase I: Preparatory work

      • Implementation of Phase II: Field Work

      • Habitat types which will be monitored8310: Caves not open to the public

      • List of animal species to be monitored

Terrestrial molluscs
Albinaria sphakiota
Albinaria sublamellosa
Turanena katerinae
Lindbergia pageti
Helix cincta
 
Terrestrial arthropods
Lurus decanum
Lepthyphantes beshkovi
Macrothele cretica
Malthonica minoa
Drassodes omalosis
Lithobius creticus
Anamastigona mediterranea
Anamastigona penicillata
Serradium sbordonii
Dendarus wettsteini
Duvalius sbordonii
Niphargobates lefkodemonaki
 
Amphibians and reptiles
Caretta caretta
Mauremys rivulata
Lacerta trilineata
Podarcis cretensis
Chalcides ocellatrus
Mediodactylus kotschyi
Natrix tessellate
Zamenis situla
Telescopus fallax
Bufo viridis
Hyla arborea
Pelophylax cretensis
Hierophis gemonensis
Hemidactylus turcicus
Bats
Eptesicus serotinus
Myotis aurascens/ mystacinus
Myotis blythii
Myotis capaccinii
Myotis emarginatus
Nyctalus leisleri
Hypsugo savii
Pipistrellus kuhlii
Pipistrellus hanaki
Rhinolophus blasii
Rhinolophus ferrumequinum
Rhinolophus hipposideros
Plecotus kolombatovici
Plecotus macrobullaris
Miniopterus schreibersii
Tadarida teniotis
Small mammals
Crocidura zimmermanni
Acomys minous
Glis glis argenteus
 
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Announcement for the issuance of an e-ticket

We would like to remind visitors that, if you wish, you can now issue the entrance ticket to the Samaria Gorge on-line, for the specific date that you are interested in, from the website: https://samaria-tickets.necca.gov.gr/checkout There, you can also find information on the different ticket categories/ exemptions, the route, the access, and safety within the National Park. Alternatively, you can issue your ticket upon arrival there. Thank you.