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Mount Cofano, Cape San Vito and Mount Sparagio


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 1990-2001 4 breeding pairs C6
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus LC resident 1990-2001 2-4 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus LC resident 1988-2001 11 breeding pairs C6
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 1995-2001 3,300-12,000 individuals B1iv, C5

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Riserva naturale orientata Monte Cofano Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 538 protected area overlaps with site 537
Riserva naturale orientata dello Zingaro Riserva naturale regionale/provinciale 1,600 protected area contained by site 1,600
Monte Cofano; Capo San Vito e Monte Sparagio Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 15,231 protected area contains site 12,350
Monte Cofano e Litorale Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 561 protected area overlaps with site 432
Fondali del Golfo di Custonaci Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,443 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Complesso Monti di Castellammare del Golfo (TP) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,406 protected area contained by site 2,397
Capo San Vito; Monte Monaco, Zingaro, Faraglioni Scopello, Monte Sparacio Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,338 protected area overlaps with site 7,293

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland Scrub, Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
Artificial/Terrestrial Forestry plantations, Ruderal land -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mount Cofano, Cape San Vito and Mount Sparagio. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2020.