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Location France, Corse
Central coordinates 8o 37.00' East  42o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C3, C6
Area 293,062 ha
Altitude 0 - 630m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux



Site description An area of rocky shore with numerous rocky inlets, cliffs, beaches and islands, as well as Mediterranean scrub and sclerophyllous woodland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  1991  50-270 breeding pairs  B1i, B3, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Falco peregrinus breeding  1991  10-15 breeding pairs  B2  Not Recognised 
Larus michahellis breeding  1991  1,400-2,000 breeding pairs  A4i, B1i, C3  Not Recognised 
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii breeding  1995  2 breeding pairs  B2  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Cap rossu, Scandola, Pointe de la Reveletta, Canyon de Calvi - FR9402018 Habitats Directive 74,139 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Capu Rossu , Scandola, revellata, Calvi - FR9412010 Birds Directive 99,561 protected area overlaps with site 67,950  
FR276 Hunting Reserve 16,500 protected area contained by site 16,500  
Golfe de Porto et presqu'île de Scandola - FR9410023 Birds Directive 25,576 protected area contained by site 25,576  
Gulf of Porto: Calanche of Piana, Gulf of Girolata, Scandola Reserve World Heritage Site 11,800 protected area contained by site 11,800  
PORTO/SCANDOLA/REVELLATA/CALVI/CALANCHES DE PIANA (zone terrestre et marine) - FR9400574 Habitats Directive 50,227 protected area overlaps with site 23,539  
RIVIERE ET VALLEE DU FANGO - FR9400577 Habitats Directive 18,964 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
Scandola Natural Reserve 1,669 protected area contained by site 1,919  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved evergreen woodland  -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Tidal rivers and enclosed tidal waters  -
Sea Open Sea  -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores; Shingle & stony beaches  -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal   -
Marine Neritic (Nearshore Shelf)   -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National Partial International High16,500 ha of IBA covered by Hunting Reserve (16,500 ha). 1,919 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Scandola, 1,919 ha). 26,960 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Golfe de Porto presqu'ile de Scandola, 26,960 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Golfe de Porto, presqu'île de Scandola et golfe de Galeria. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/08/2014

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