MT021
Majjistral


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2016 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU breeding 2013-2014 150-250 breeding pairs A1, A4ii, B1ii, B3, C1, C2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2016).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Żona fil-Baħar bejn Irdum Majjiesa u Ras ir-Raħeb Żoni Speċjali ta' Konservazzjoni - Importanza Internazzjonali 849 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Zona fil-Bahar Bejn Rdum Majjiesa u Ras ir-Raheb Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 849 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rdumijiet ta' Malta: Ir-Ramla tac-Cirkewwa sal-Ponta ta' Benghisa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,317 protected area overlaps with site 189
Rdumijiet ta' Malta: Ir-Ramla tac-Cirkewwa sa Il-Ponta ta' Benghisa - MT0000024 Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,316 protected area contains site 189
Rdumijiet ta' Malta Żoni Speċjali ta' Konservazzjoni - Importanza Internazzjonali 2,316 protected area overlaps with site 0
Masġar tal-għadib (Vitex agnus-castus) f’Rdum Majjiesa (limiti tal-Mellieħa) Tree Protection Area 0 protected area contained by site 0
Irdumijiet Ta' Madwar il-Kosta miċ-Ċirkewwa sa Bengħisa Żona ta' Importanza Ekoloġika 2,328 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa Xtajtiet Protetti 4 protected area overlaps with site 0
Il-Prajjiet Xtajtiet Protetti 1 protected area overlaps with site 0
Il-Majjistral, Park ta’ Natura u Storja Park Nazzjonali 249 protected area overlaps with site 0
Il-Baħar tal-Lbiċ Żoni ta' Ħarsien Speċjali 25,630 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Il-Baħar ta' madwar Għawdex Żoni ta' Ħarsien Speċjali 55,685 protected area overlaps with site 0
Il-Bahar tal-Lbic Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 25,630 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Il-Bahar ta' madwar Ghawdex Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 55,670 protected area overlaps with site 0
Għaram tar-Ramel fir-Ramla tal-Mixquqa, il-Mellieħa Żona ta' Importanza Ekoloġika 3 protected area overlaps with site 0
Diversi Rdumijiet Żoni ta' Sbuħija Naturali 3,859 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Artificial/Terrestrial Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Arable land -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
tourism/recreation -
hunting -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Majjistral. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/majjistral-iba-malta on 09/12/2023.