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Egadi islands


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus LC resident 1992 min 1,000 breeding pairs C6
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1998 5,000 individuals B1iv, C5

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)
Saline di Trapani Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,007 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Riserva naturale marina Isole Egadi Riserva Naturale Marina e Aree Naturali Marine Protette 53,992 protected area overlaps with site 0
Isole Egadi Marine Reserve 35 protected area overlaps with site 0
Isola di Marettimo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,111 protected area contained by site 1,110
Isola di Levanzo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 552 protected area contained by site 542
Isola di Favignana Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,832 protected area contained by site 1,846
Fondali dell'Arcipelago delle Isole Egadi Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 54,281 protected area overlaps with site 529
Arcipelago delle Egadi - area marina e terrestre Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 48,291 protected area contains site 3,822

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Marine Neritic -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Urban parks and gardens -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
nature conservation and research -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Egadi islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/02/2023.