IT152
Eolie islands


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
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.



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Touristic development poses the main threat.



Protected areas
National Partial International Unknown370 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Isola di Alicudi, 370 ha). 635 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Isola di Filicudi, 635 ha). 1,585 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Isola di Lipari, 1,585 ha). 282 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Isola di Panarea e scogli viciniori, 282 ha). 1,053 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Isola di Stromboli e Strombolicchio, 1,053 ha). 1,362 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Isola di Vulcano, 1,362 ha). 1,521 ha of IBA covered by Regional Nature Reserve (Le Montagne delle Felci e dei Porri, 1,521 ha). Overlaps with SPA.




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Eolie islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/02/2023.