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Location Spain, Baleares
Central coordinates 3o 25.00' East  39o 39.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C2
Area 150 ha
Altitude 0 - 252m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A small section of coast with limestone cliffs in eastern Mallorca.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding seabirds.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  1991  26-75 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  50%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  30%
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  20%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation 10%
not utilised 90%

Protection status National None International Partial80 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Cap Vermell, 80 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cape Vermell. Downloaded from on 02/12/2015

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