IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, C1, C2, C4, C6 (2011)
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Area: 27,430 ha
Site description (baseline)
Three small islands close to the north-east coast of Morocco, dominated by scrub. The central island is occupied by a small army detachment, the other two are uninhabited.
This is an important site for breeding seabirds, including the world's second largest Larus audouinii colony.
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Chafarinas Islands. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/1878 on 31/05/2023.