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Stagnone di Marsala and Trapani saltpans


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia LC winter 1998-2001 52-170 individuals C6
Great White Egret Ardea alba LC winter 1998-2001 16-39 individuals C6

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)
Trapani and Paceco salt ponds Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 971 protected area contained by site 0
Stagnone di Marsala e Saline di Trapani - area marina e terrestre Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,731 protected area overlaps with site 3,209
Saline di Trapani Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,007 protected area overlaps with site 968
Saline di Marsala Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 315 protected area overlaps with site 222
Riserva naturale regionale delle Isole dello Stagnone di Marsala Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 2,012 protected area contained by site 2,012
Riserva naturale integrale Saline di Trapani e Paceco Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 911 protected area overlaps with site 1,100
Isole dello Stagnone di Marsala Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 641 protected area overlaps with site 598
Fondali dell'isola dello Stagnone di Marsala Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,442 protected area overlaps with site 1,465

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water, Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes -
Coastline Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Stagnone di Marsala and Trapani saltpans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2022.