The scrub-dominated islands in the South Cyclades and the adjacent rocky islets. Human activities include tourism, fishing, arable agriculture and livestock-farming.
The area is important for breeding seabirds and raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ios, Sikinos and Folegandros islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 24/01/2019.