An archipelago of small islands, islets and rock stacks in the Tyrrhenian Sea, close to the Lazio coast. It includes Isola di Ponza, Isola Palmarola, Isola Ventotene, Isola Zannone, Isola Santo Stefano, and Isola di Gavi. Maquis and garrigue are the dominant habitats. The main land-uses are fishing, tourism, hunting, stock-farming.
The site is important for cliff-breeding species and for migrants, especially raptors and passerines. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Acrocephalus paludicola (1-5 on passage).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ponziane islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/10/2020.