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Gavdopoula

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Gavdopoula (Greek: Γαυδοπούλα, [ɣavðoˈpula]) is an islet located north-west of its larger neighbour, Gavdos, in the Libyan Sea. It is located to the south of Crete, of which it is administratively a part, in the regional unit of Chania. It is part of the municipality of Gavdos, and it was part of the former Selino Province.

Nature

Gavdopoula is covered with phrygana (φρύγανα) low-lying shrubs. It is an important stop for migrating birds.[1]

Proposed Container Shipping Development

In 1998 the islet was the proposed site of an enormous container shipping storage facility. Environmentalists campaigned successfully to block the development and Gavdopoula is now a protected nature reserve and notably for migrating birds.[2]

See also

References

  1. European populations of migratory birds, Natural History Museum of Crete of the University of Crete, Flora and Fauna on Gavdos, Gavdos Online Service, March 1, 2008.
  2. Going to Gavdos by DeTraci Regula, About.com