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||1) The broader marine area between the islands Kos and Tilos is very important for tuna and swordfish fishing. 2) There are many and rare and endemic species of plants and animals. 3) The site has been characterized as one of the Important Bird Areas and the small wetlands of the site, although unprotected, are important for passage migrant bird species, notably herons and raptors, as well as for breeding of several bird species. Lake Psalidi and Alyki have also scientific, educational, and recreational value.OTHER IMPORTANT SPECIES WITH MOTIVATION DFauna: The reptiles Hemidactylus turcicus, Agama stelio, Ophisops elegans, Natrix natrix and Coluber najadum, are protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81). The species Ophisaurus apodus, Agama stelio, Ophisops elegans, Ablepharus kitaibelli, Coluber najadum and Rana ridibuda are included in Annex IV of the Directive 92/43/EEC. The species Eryx jaculus is icluded in the Convention on International Trade in Endagered species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), 1973. The species Agama stelio, Ophisops elegans and Ablepharus kitaibelli are included in the checklist of threatened species of the CORINE-biotopes project, 1988. The important bivalvia species (Koomen P. and P.J. van Helsdingen) Pinna nobilis, is included in Annex IV of the Directive 92/43/EEC and it is protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81). The invertebrate species Allankastria cerisyi is characterized as an important (Koomen P. and P.J. van Helsdingen), rare (IUCN, 1988) and threatened (CORINE-Checklist, Heath J species and is protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/1981). Plants: The species Papaver nigrotinctum (= Papaver argemone ssp. nigrotinctum), Galium recurvum and Allium olympicum are included in the IUCN Red Data List, characterized as “Rare” in Greece (1993) and in Europe (1988). The species Galium recurvum is also protected by the Greek Law (Presidential Decree 67/81). The species Leontice leontopetalum ssp. leontopetalum is included in the IUCN Red Data List, characterized as “Endangered” in Greece (1993). Helichrysum orientale is a species with distribution in Greece and W. Turkey. Nigella arvensis ssp. glauca is endemic to Anatolia and to the East Aegean Islands. Symphytum anatolicum is a species of the East Aegean Islands (Lesvos, Kos, Samos, Ikaria) and W. Anatolia.