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Location Italy, Puglia
Central coordinates 17o 59.00' East  40o 3.00' North
IBA criteria A1, C1, C6
Area 52 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.

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  Near Threatened 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Litorale di Gallipoli e Isola S. Andrea - IT9150015 Birds Directive 7,006 protected area overlaps with site 27  


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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sant'Andrea island. Downloaded from on 20/08/2014

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