Fournoi island

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A complex of 16 islands characterized by cliffs and rocky shores. The dominant vegetation is phrygana and maquis with some olive-groves and cereal fields. Human activities include livestock-farming, fishing, hunting and recreation.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for breeding seabirds and species typical of Mediterranean scrub. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Increasing tourism is the most important threat. The area is a candidate SAC.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fournoi island. Downloaded from on 22/09/2020.