Cap Sizun

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A stretch of rocky coastline with cliffs, rocky islets, heathland and open sea.

Key biodiversity
The site supports several important seabird colonies.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Oil pollution (`Other' threats, above) and fishing nets are responsible for declines in populations of auks (Alcidae).

Protected areas
National High International High500 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Cap Sizun, 500 ha). 30 ha of IBA covered by Private Reserve (30 ha). 530 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Cap Sizun, 530 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cap Sizun. Downloaded from on 10/08/2022.