Palmas Gulf wetlands

Country/territory: Italy

IBA criteria met: A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6 (2002)
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Area: 7,865 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description (baseline)
A complex of coastal pools, lagoons and saltpans in the south-west corner of Sardinia. The site includes Stagno di Santa Caterina, Stagno di Porto Botte, Stagno Baiocco, Saline di Sant'Antioco, Stagno di Mulargia, and Laguna di Sant'Antioco. The main activities are fishing and salt extraction.

Key biodiversity
An important wintering and breeding site for waders. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (resident).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Palmas Gulf wetlands. Downloaded from on 04/06/2023.