Livestock Management and Local Farmed Animals in Lemnos
By Agricultural University of Athens
Lemnos Island covers an area of 477 km2, being the 8th largest Greek island, while the seashore lines up 259 km. The island is dominated by lowland areas, mainly in the East and Central part, while hills up to 430 m exist in the Western part of the island.
The main habitat types are scrublands found in the Western and Southern parts of the island composed of Sarcopoterium spinosum, Thymus capitatus, Genista acanthoclada, Centaurea spinosa etc., as well as cultivated fields for growing cereal crops and vineyards in the Central and Eastern part of the island.
According to the National Statistics Agency (ELSTAT) 1999-2000 census, land use in Lemnos is dominated by arable land (33.9%) and grazing lands covered with low vegetation (33.8%), while forests are completely absent