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Salt-pans of Ibiza and Formentera and Freus isles


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2011 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
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus LC resident 2008 320-743 breeding pairs B1ii, B3, C2, C6
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus CR breeding 2007 115 breeding pairs A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2, C1, C2
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 2003 7-165 breeding pairs C6
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC resident 2008 max 163 breeding pairs B2
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU breeding 2007 360 breeding pairs A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Balearic Warbler Curruca balearica LC resident 2008 51-100 breeding pairs C2

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2011).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Ses Salines de Ibiza, Formentera e Islas des Freus Natural Reserve 1,500 protected area contained by site 1,500
Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 16,435 protected area overlaps with site 2,430
Ses Salines d'Eivissa i Formentera Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 16,435 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ses Salines d Eivissa i Formentera Reserva Natural 1,385 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ses Salines d Eivissa i Formentera Parque Natural 15,444 protected area overlaps with site 0
Salinas de Ibiza y Formentera Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,640 protected area overlaps with site 1,640
Ibiza, Biodiversity and Culture World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 11,231 protected area overlaps with site 2,623
Espacio marino de Formentera y del sur de Ibiza Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 46,420 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Àrea marina Platja de Tramuntana Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,408 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Àrea marina de cala Saona Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 442 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Other urban and industrial areas -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

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


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Salt-pans of Ibiza and Formentera and Freus isles. Downloaded from http://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/salt-pans-of-ibiza-and-formentera-and-freus-isles-iba-spain on 09/12/2023.