Agios Mamas Lagoon is located in Halkidiki. A protected area belonging to the European network, #Natura2000 .
It is a small but important wetland.
It is periodically flooded with water, of shallow depth. During the summer season the water evaporates completely. It is characterized as a place of Special Natural Beauty and as a refuge of Wild Life.
Main threats to the protected area are:
The plots of part of the land of the ecosystem
The sharp decline in the waters of the lagoon (drought, oversupply)
The opening of many roads and the passage of vehicles through the expanses of the wetland (natural alteration)
Sand gathering for technical purposes
Garbage disposal in wetland areas
The use during the summer months of sand dunes by bathers.
Noise pollution mainly in the summer months by bathers (disturbance of birds)
MIO – ECSDE