San Pietro and Sant'Antioco islands

Country/territory: Italy

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4ii, B1ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2002)
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Area: 14,466 ha

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description
Small islands, of volcanic origin, off the south-west corner of Sardinia. The site also includes the islets Isola del Toro and Isola della Vacca. Rocky cliffs, maquis and saltpans are the main habitats.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for seabirds and for five of the 21 species of the Mediterranean biome.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: San Pietro and Sant'Antioco islands. Downloaded from on 07/02/2023.