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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 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Iles Sanguinaires. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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