Coastal cliffs with higher areas dominated by scrub and small patches of Pinus halepensis and Juniperusphoenicea forest. The southern area of the cape has practically no vegetation. The main human activities are agriculture and hunting.
An important site for breeding seabirds, particularly Puffinus yelkouan.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Main threats are from very high hunting pressure, collection of Puffinus yelkouan chicks, illegal house building, disturbance from visitors, and predation from introduced cats. Larus cachinnans colonies are culled. IBA overlaps with Natural Area of Special Interest (Cap de Barbaria).
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