IT170
Maddalena archipelago and Cape Ferro


Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: A1, C1, C6 (2002)
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Area: 54,424 ha

Protection status:

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
An archipelago of 15 islands and islets along the north-eastern coast of Sardinia. They are mainly covered by maquis, with some coniferous plantations, and there are many rocky cliffs. Tourism is the most important land-use.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for seabirds, including Larus audouinii, shearwaters and Hydrobates pelagicus.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Maddalena archipelago and Cape Ferro. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2020.