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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

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

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 
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus resident  1992  10-12 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus resident  1996  2-3 breeding pairs  medium  C6  Near Threatened 
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus resident  1996  20-35 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus resident  1992  13-15 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Area marina del Sud de Ciutadella - ES5310036 Habitats Directive 2,234 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Barbatx - ES0000385 Birds Directive 1,358 protected area contained by site 1,358  
Barranc de Santa Anna - ES0000384 Birds Directive 78 protected area overlaps with site 37  
Capell de Ferro - ES0000386 Birds Directive 1,628 protected area contained by site 1,628  
Costa Sud de Ciutadella - ES0000240 Birds Directive 1,125 protected area overlaps with site 289  
D'Addaia a s'Albufera - ES0000233 Birds Directive 2,809 protected area overlaps with site 206  
De Binigaus a cala Mitjana - ES0000239 Birds Directive 1,839 protected area contained by site 1,839  
De cala Llucalari a Cales Coves - ES5310074 Habitats Directive 1,058 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
De s'Albufera a la Mola - ES0000235 Birds Directive 1,986 protected area overlaps with site 599  
Dels Alocs a Fornells - ES0000231 Birds Directive 2,682 protected area overlaps with site 1,108  
Des Canutells a Llucalari - ES0000237 Birds Directive 1,813 protected area overlaps with site 1,407  
La Mola i s'Albufera de Fornells - ES0000232 Birds Directive 1,516 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
La Vall - ES0000230 Birds Directive 5,283 protected area overlaps with site 1,918  
La Vall - ES5310113 Habitats Directive 3,119 protected area overlaps with site 1,793  
S'Albufera des Grau - ES0000234 Birds Directive 2,547 protected area overlaps with site 523  
Son Bou i barranc de sa Vall - ES0000238 Birds Directive 1,203 protected area contained by site 1,203  
Sud de Ciutadella - ES0000443 Birds Directive 1,970 protected area overlaps with site 370  

Habitats

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ravines and pinewoods in central Minorca. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/04/2014

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