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Location Spain, Andalucía
Central coordinates 3o 2.00' West  35o 57.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6
Area 7 ha
Altitude 0 - 19m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description A small volcanic island with cliffs and two beaches.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii resident  1996  160 breeding pairs  good  A1, A4i, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
ALBORAN - ES6110015 Habitats Directive 26,375 protected area contains site 7  
ISLA DE ALBORAN - ES0000336 Birds Directive 8 protected area overlaps with site 2  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub  -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 30%
military 70%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alborán island. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2014

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