Ilhéu de Curral Velho – marine

Country/territory: Cape Verde

IBA Criteria met: A4ii (2016)
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Area: 309,072 ha

Protection status:

Site description
Curral Velho islet is located off Boavista island ca. 500 m from southernmost tip. The marine IBA is a seaward extension around the Cape Verde shearwater breeding colony located in the islet and includes the nearshore around Boavista.

Key biodiversity
One species trigger IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around the breeding colony for Cape Verde Shearwater (NT) 66-311 individuals.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ilhéu de Curral Velho – marine. Downloaded from on 22/04/2019.