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Location Italy, Puglia
Central coordinates 17o 59.00' East  40o 3.00' North
IBA criteria A1, C1, C6
Area 263 ha
Altitude 0 - 6m
Year of IBA assessment 2002

Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli

Site description A small island not far off the north-west coast of Puglia, close to the town of Gallipoli, and mainly covered by Salicornia bushes. At present the island is not used by man.

Key Biodiversity The island holds a colony of Larus audouinii.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii breeding  1987-2001  30-70 breeding pairs  A1, C1, C6  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  90%
Coastline Lagoons  10%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised 100%

Protection status National None International UnknownOverlaps with SPA.

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Sant'Andrea island. Downloaded from on 28/10/2016

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