Salt-pans of Ibiza and Formentera and Freus isles

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
The site includes working and abandoned saltpans, two lakes and several small islets. There are small areas of scrub.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding seabirds and waterbirds.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from disturbance by tourists and the poaching of Calonectris diomedea and Puffinus yelkouan chicks. Larus cachinnans is culled annually. The IBA overlaps with a Natural Area of Special Interest (Ses Salines).

Protected areas
National High International Partial1,500 ha of IBA covered by Natural Reserve (Ses Salines de Ibiza, Formentera e Islas des Freus, 1,500 ha). 1,640 ha of IBA covered by Ramsar Site (Salinas de Ibiza y Formentera, 1,640 ha). 1,179 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Islas de los Freus-Salinas de Ibiza y Formentera, 1,179 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Salt-pans of Ibiza and Formentera and Freus isles. Downloaded from on 24/09/2023.