A group of islands (Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo) and islets to the west of Sicily. The main habitats are maquis, garrigue and rocky cliffs. The main land-uses are non-intensive agriculture, hunting, tourism and fishing.
Important breeding site for seabirds, especially Hydrobates pelagicus.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is illegal hunting, especially of migrating birds.
National Low International NonePart of IBA covered by Marine Reserve (Isole Egadi, 35 ha).
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Egadi islands. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 28/01/2023.