Asinara island, Piana island and Stintino peninsula

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Isola Asinara is a small island off the north-western corner of Sardinia. Its shore is partly sandy and partly rocky. Maquis and broadleaved evergreen woodland are the main habitats. The site also includes the western rocky coast of Penisola di Stintino, a small peninsula close to Isola Asinara. Some small islets are also present.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for seabirds.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include fires, overgrazing, and overfishing. The island is a proposed Regional Nature Reserve.

Protected areas
National High International None4,900 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Asinara, area not known).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Asinara island, Piana island and Stintino peninsula. Downloaded from on 17/04/2021.