A group of small islands with rocky coastlines in the English Channel.
This is an important site for breeding seabirds.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
There is considerable disturbance from tourism (boats); further tourism development and possible aquaculture projects pose additional threats to the site.
National High International High1,400 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (Iles Saint Marcouf, 1,400 ha). 3 ha of IBA covered by Private Reserve (3 ha). 1,400 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Iles Saint Marcouf, 1,400 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Iles Saint Marcouf. Downloaded from
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