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Palm Islands Nature Reserve


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU non-breeding 1973 18 adults A1, B2

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2006 high not assessed high
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Pollution industrial & military effluents - oil spills happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive The conservation measures needed for the site are being comprehensively and effectively implemented high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Palmier, Ramkin, Sanani (Iles de Lapins) Specially Protected Area of Marine Importance (Barcelona Convention) 500 is identical to site 500
Palm Islands Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (Barcelona Convention) 500 protected area contained by site 0
Palm Islands Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 415 protected area contained by site 415
Palm Islands Nature Reserve 26 protected area contained by site 500

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea -
Coastline Rocky shores, Shallow marine waters -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Palm Islands Nature Reserve. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/01/2021.