Peloritani mountains

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2015

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU passage 2009-2014 560-2,457 individuals A1, A4ii, B1ii, C1, C2
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1984-2001 27,500 individuals A4iv, B1iv, C5

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Riserva naturale orientata Laguna di Capo Peloro Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 68 protected area contained by site 0
Monti Peloritani; Dorsale Curcuraci, Antennamare e area marina dello stretto di Messina Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 27,993 protected area contains site 18,620
Fondali da Punta Pezzo a Capo dell'Armi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,812 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Dorsale Curcuraci; Antennamare Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,483 protected area overlaps with site 7,010
Costa Viola Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 29,425 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Capo Peloro - Laghi di Ganzirri Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 60 protected area contained by site 60


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Coastline -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Peloritani mountains. Downloaded from on 24/03/2023.