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Location Spain, Baleares
Central coordinates 3o 26.00' East  39o 45.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C2, C6
Area 500 ha
Altitude 0 - 432m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description A rocky section of coast at the north-eastern tip of Mallorca with high limestone cliffs and Mediterranean scrub.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  1991  37-100 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, C2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Badies de Pollença i Alcúdia - ES5310005 Habitats Directive 30,753 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Muntanyes d'Artà - ES0000227 Birds Directive 14,703 protected area contains site 500  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation 10%

Protection status National None International Partial80 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Cap des Freu-Cap Farruch, 80 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cape Freu-Cape Farrutx. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2014

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