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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


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

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding seabirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii (20-25 breeding pairs).

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 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cape Freu-Cape Farrutx. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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