Iles Saint Marcouf

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A group of small islands with rocky coastlines in the English Channel.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding seabirds.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There is considerable disturbance from tourism (boats); further tourism development and possible aquaculture projects pose additional threats to the site.

Protected areas
National High International High1,400 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Iles Saint Marcouf, 1,400 ha). 3 ha of IBA covered by Private Reserve (3 ha). 1,400 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Iles Saint Marcouf, 1,400 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Iles Saint Marcouf. Downloaded from on 26/05/2022.