A complex of 16 islands characterized by cliffs and rocky shores. The dominant vegetation is phrygana and maquis with some olive-groves and cereal fields. Human activities include livestock-farming, fishing, hunting and recreation.
This is an important area for breeding seabirds and species typical of Mediterranean scrub. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Haliaeetus albicilla.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Increasing tourism is the most important threat. The area is a candidate SAC.
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BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fournoi island. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2020.