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Location Cape Verde
Central coordinates 23o 42.74' West  14o 59.68' North
IBA criteria A4i
Area 1,293 ha
Year of IBA assessment 2012

Site description This Marine IBA is identified using seaward extensions around breeding colonies. It originates from the Cape Verde Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and falls within the Atlantic, Eastern Central FAO ocean region. The site covers an area of 13 km2 and borders the coastline. The depth ranges from 0 to 244 m.

Key Biodiversity 1 species triggers IBA criteria at this Marine IBA. Seaward extensions around breeding colony; Coastal cliffs between Porto Mosquito and Baia do Inferno include key near-colony areas for breeding populations of Red-billed Tropicbird (LC) 75-90 individuals.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red-billed Tropicbird Phaethon aethereus breeding  75-90 individuals  A4i  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea   100%

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Coastal cliffs between Porto Mosquito and Baia do Inferno - Marine. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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