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Location France, Corse
Central coordinates 8o 36.00' East  41o 52.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C2, C6
Area 61,826 ha
Altitude 0 - 40m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description Rocky islets and open sea.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis breeding  1991  80-110 breeding pairs  B1i, C2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Golfe d'Ajaccio - FR9402017 Habitats Directive 47,374 protected area overlaps with site 152  
Iles Sanguinaires, golfe d'Ajaccio - FR9410096 Birds Directive 47,412 protected area contains site 39,835  
ILES SANGUINAIRES, PLAGE DE LAVA ET PUNTA PELLUSELLA - FR9400595 Habitats Directive 220 protected area overlaps with site 23  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Open Sea  -
Coastline Rock stacks and islets  -

Land use

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

Protection status National None International Partial33 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Iles Sanguinaires, 33 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Iles Sanguinaires. Downloaded from on 01/03/2015

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