Cape Barbaria

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Coastal cliffs with higher areas dominated by scrub and small patches of Pinus halepensis and Juniperus phoenicea forest. The southern area of the cape has practically no vegetation. The main human activities are agriculture and hunting.

Key biodiversity
An important site for breeding seabirds, particularly Puffinus yelkouan.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Main threats are from very high hunting pressure, collection of Puffinus yelkouan chicks, illegal house building, disturbance from visitors, and predation from introduced cats. Larus cachinnans colonies are culled. IBA overlaps with Natural Area of Special Interest (Cap de Barbaria).

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cape Barbaria. Downloaded from on 29/03/2023.