IT190
Palmas Gulf wetlands


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
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus LC winter 1993-2001 1,000-1,500 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio LC resident 1992-2001 20-40 breeding pairs C6
Little Egret Egretta garzetta LC winter 1992-2001 50-100 individuals C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 1992-2001 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 1992-2001 50-80 breeding pairs C6
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC breeding 1987-2001 50-100 breeding pairs C2, C6
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei LC winter 1987-2001 50-200 individuals C6
Little Tern Sternula albifrons LC breeding 1992-2001 50-200 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC resident 1992-2001 5-10 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC winter 1992-2001 20-30 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)
Stagno di Santa Caterina Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 625 protected area contained by site 625
Stagno di Porto Botte Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,222 protected area overlaps with site 255
Punta S'Aliga Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 694 protected area overlaps with site 142
Punta Giunchera Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 54 protected area contained by site 54
Is Pruinis Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 94 protected area overlaps with site 19

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water -
Sea -
Artificial/Terrestrial -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Salt marshes, Mud flats & sand flats -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Palmas Gulf wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2022.