IT188
Cagliari wetlands


Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C3, C6 (2002)
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Area: 9,598 ha

Protection status:

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
A complex of brackish coastal wetlands and saltpans around Cagliari in south Sardinia. It includes the following sites: Stagno di Cagliari, Saline di Quartu, Saline di Macchiareddu, Laguna di Santa Gilla, and Stagno di Molentargius. The main activities are salt-extraction and fishing.

Key biodiversity
An important site for a wide variety of wintering waterbirds (30,443 on January 1993; 42,216 on January 1994) and for breeding herons, Phoenicopterus ruber, gulls and terns. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (max. 12, winter), Larus audouinii (non-breeding visitor).


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cagliari wetlands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/07/2019.