Ponziane islands

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 1,130 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
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.

Key biodiversity
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).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ponziane islands. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.