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Egadi islands


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2002 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus LC resident 1992 min 1,000 breeding pairs C6
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1998 5,000 individuals B1iv, C5

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2002).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Saline di Trapani Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,007 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Riserva naturale marina Isole Egadi Riserva Naturale Marina e Aree Naturali Marine Protette 53,992 protected area overlaps with site 0
Isole Egadi Marine Reserve 35 protected area overlaps with site 0
Isola di Marettimo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,111 protected area contained by site 1,110
Isola di Levanzo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 552 protected area contained by site 542
Isola di Favignana Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,832 protected area contained by site 1,846
Fondali dell'Arcipelago delle Isole Egadi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 54,281 protected area overlaps with site 529
Arcipelago delle Egadi - area marina e terrestre Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 48,291 protected area contains site 3,822

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Marine Neritic -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Urban parks and gardens -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Egadi islands. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/egadi-islands-iba-italy on 01/03/2024.