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Location France, Corse
Central coordinates 9o 24.00' East  43o 0.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C6
Area 454,373 ha
Altitude 0 - 350m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

Ligue Pour La Protection des Oiseaux

Site description An area of rocky islets, rocky shorelines and open sea.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding seabirds, particularly Larus audouinii for which this is the main site in France.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Calonectris diomedea breeding  1991  30 breeding pairs  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii breeding  1995  85 breeding pairs  A1, B2, C1, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Iles Finocchiarola National Reserve 3 protected area contained by site 3  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  -
Sea Open Sea  -
Coastline Lagoons; Rock stacks and islets; Salt marshes; Sand dunes & beaches; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -

Land use

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

Protection status National Low International Partial3 ha of IBA covered by Nature Reserve (Iles Finocchiarola, 3 ha). 840 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Iles Finocchiarola et Côte Nord, 840 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Iles Finocchiarola et côte de Tamarone à Centuri. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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