Archipelago of Cabrera

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
A small archipelago, to the south-east of Mallorca, formed by two main islands and many rocky islets. Mediterranean scrub and small Pinus woodlands occur on the largest islands. The main human activities are military and fishing.

Key biodiversity
Breeding birds include four of the 20 species in Europe that are restricted to the Mediterranean biome (when breeding).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from predation of seabirds by introduced rats, disturbance from illegal fishing, and overgrazing by sheep on the main island. Larus cachinnans are culled annually.

Protected areas
National High International High10,000 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Archipielago de Cabrera, 10,000 ha). 10,000 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Archipiélago de Cabrera, 10,000 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Archipelago of Cabrera. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.