Asinara island, Piana island and Stintino peninsula

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: A1, A3, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 22,213 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
Isola Asinara is a small island off the north-western corner of Sardinia. Its shore is partly sandy and partly rocky. Maquis and broadleaved evergreen woodland are the main habitats. The site also includes the western rocky coast of Penisola di Stintino, a small peninsula close to Isola Asinara. Some small islets are also present.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for seabirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Asinara island, Piana island and Stintino peninsula. Downloaded from on 05/02/2023.