Cabo Raso

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
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus CR winter 2007 1,200-4,300 individuals A1, A4ii, B1ii, C2
Mediterranean Gull Larus melanocephalus LC winter 2006 6,000 individuals C2

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

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sintra-Cascais Parque Natural 14,451 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Sintra / Cascais Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 16,632 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cabo Raso Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 133,547 is identical to site 0


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Marine Neritic -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
fisheries/aquaculture -
military -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cabo Raso. Downloaded from on 23/03/2023.