Eolie islands

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 43,408 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
An archipelago of small islands and islets, of volcanic origin, in the Tyrrhenian Sea, north of Sicily. The islands are Alicudi, Filicudi, Salina, Lipari, Vulcano, Panarea, Basiluzzo, Lisca Bianca, and Stromboli. The main habitats are maquis, rocky areas and garrigue. The principal land-uses are agriculture and tourism.

Key biodiversity
An important area for breeding Calonectris diomedea and falcons Falco.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Eolie islands. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.