Egadi islands

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
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 (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Egadi islands. Downloaded from on 29/02/2024.