IT157
Egadi islands


Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: B1iv, C5, C6 (2002)
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Area: 45,232 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (2000 baseline)
A group of islands (Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo) and islets to the west of Sicily. The main habitats are maquis, garrigue and rocky cliffs. The main land-uses are non-intensive agriculture, hunting, tourism and fishing.

Key biodiversity
Important breeding site for seabirds, especially Hydrobates pelagicus.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Egadi islands. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/egadi-islands-iba-italy on 21/02/2024.