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Location Spain, Baleares
Central coordinates 4o 5.00' East  40o 0.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2, C2, C6
Area 30,200 ha
Altitude 0 - 357m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description The IBA includes limestone cliffs along ravines, Pinus halepensis forest, garrigue and some cultivation.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for breeding raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni and Larus audouinii (non-breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis resident  1991  74 breeding pairs  good  B1i, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Falco peregrinus resident  1992  10-12 breeding pairs  good  C6  Not Recognised 
Red Kite Milvus milvus resident  1996  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Near Threatened 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus resident  1992  13-15 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Endangered 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus resident  1996  20-35 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland  20%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  20%
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water; Water fringe vegetation  -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features  5%
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Highly improved re-seeded landscapes; Other urban and industrial areas  35%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 35%
forestry 20%
hunting 80%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Ravines and pinewoods in central Minorca. Downloaded from on 26/10/2016

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