Tarquinia 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
Phoenicopterus ruber NR winter 1998-2000 50-400 individuals C6
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC winter 2001 150-200 individuals C6
Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis LC winter 1998-2000 5-30 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

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Saline di Tarquinia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 150 protected area contained by site 0
Saline di Tarquinia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 150 protected area contained by site 150
Riserva naturale Salina di Tarquinia Riserva Naturale Statale 170 protected area contained by site 170
Fondali tra Marina di Tarquinia e Punta della Quaglia Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,841 protected area overlaps with site 253


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tarquinia saltpans. Downloaded from on 22/01/2021.