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Location Spain, Baleares
Central coordinates 2o 30.00' East  39o 30.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 440 ha
Altitude 0 - 64m
Year of IBA assessment 2007


Site description Limestone cliffs and several rocky islets in south-eastern Mallorca.

Key Biodiversity An important area for breeding seabirds. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Larus audouinii (resident).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus breeding  1993  80-100 breeding pairs  medium  A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2, C1, C2  Critically Endangered 
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus breeding  1992  30-50 breeding pairs  C2, C6  Least Concern 
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis resident  1994  20-50 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  40%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  20%
Coastline Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  50%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
military 80%
tourism/recreation 10%

Protection status National None International Partial100 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Islas Malgrats, Isla del Toro y Cap de Cala Figuera, 100 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Coastal cliffs between isles of Malgrats and Cala Figuera. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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