Tavolara archipelago, Cape Ceraso and Cape Figari

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A small archipelago of three islands˜Tavolara (the largest), Molara and Molarotto˜off the north-east coast of Sardinia. Vegetation is mainly maquis. Tourism is the main land-use.

Key biodiversity
An important breeding site for seabirds.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Tourism is the main threat, along with fires, and disturbance to birds by military activities. The site is a proposed Regional Nature Reserve.

Protected areas
National Partial International NoneIBA contains Marine Nature Reserve (Tavolara-Punta Coda Cavallo, area not known).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tavolara archipelago, Cape Ceraso and Cape Figari. Downloaded from on 18/06/2021.