Egadi islands

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
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.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threat is illegal hunting, especially of migrating birds.

Protected areas
National Low International NonePart of IBA covered by Marine Reserve (Isole Egadi, 35 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Egadi islands. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.