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Location Spain, Baleares
Central coordinates 1o 23.00' East  38o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6
Area 100 ha
Altitude 0 - 90m
Year of IBA assessment 2007


Site description Coastal cliffs with higher areas dominated by scrub and small patches of Pinus halepensis and Juniperus phoenicea forest. The southern area of the cape has practically no vegetation. The main human activities are agriculture and hunting.

Key Biodiversity An important site for breeding seabirds, particularly Puffinus yelkouan.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus breeding  1991  500-1,500 breeding pairs  poor  A1, A4ii, B1ii, B2, C1, C2, C6  Critically Endangered 
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis resident  1991  30-50 breeding pairs  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Marmora's Warbler Sylvia sarda resident  1996  140 breeding pairs  poor  B3  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Caves and subterranean habitats (non-aquatic) Caves  -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  40%
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 10%
hunting 40%
not utilised 60%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Cape Barbaria. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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