|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2008||very high||not assessed||low|
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Two islands in the Ría de Vigo estuary with extensive areas of cliff. The vegetation is mainly scrub and Pinus and Eucalyptus plantations. The main human activities are tourism and recreation.
This is an important site for breeding seabirds with one of the largest colonies of Larus cachinnans in the world and of Phalacrocorax aristotelis in Europe.
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cíes islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 16/06/2019.