Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A calcareous promontory along the Tyrrhenian coast. The main habitats are maquis, garrigue, broadleaved woodland and rocky cliffs. Land-uses are mainly tourism and forestry.

Key biodiversity
An important site for six of the 21 species of the Mediterranean biome. Breeding species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (rare).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are the fires that happen every year, the development of tourist resorts and associated infrastructure and urbanization, and illegal hunting.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Argentario. Downloaded from on 09/02/2023.