|Location||Cyprus, Limassol District,Paphos District|
|Central coordinates||32o 40.90' East 34o 39.29' North|
|IBA criteria||A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2, C6|
|Altitude||0 - 250m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2012|
Summary The coastal, chalk cliffs of Cape Aspro are a small site of great importance as one of only two nesting sites for Eleonora’s Falcon in Cyprus. The open, shrubland areas immediately behind the cliffs that the falcons make their nest on are important as feeding areas for the falcons. The site also hosts breeding Mediterranean Shags.
Site description These are the highest sea cliffs on Cyprus, extending for 8 km from the village of Pissouri (Cape Aspro) to the Petra tou Romiou area, and are accessible only by sea.
Key Biodiversity Surveys are difficult due to the inaccessibility of the cliffs, which support the largest breeding colony of Falco eleonorae in Cyprus.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae||breeding||2005-2011||40-75 breeding pairs||good||A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2, C6||Least Concern|
|2013||medium||not assessed||not assessed|
|Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data|
|Residential and commercial development||housing and urban areas||happening now||some of area/population (10-49%)||slow but significant deterioration||medium|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|AKROTIRIO ASPRO - PETRA ROMIOU CY5000005||Birds Directive||2,489||protected area overlaps with site||382|
|AKROTIRIO ASPRO - PETRA ROMIOU CY5000005||Habitats Directive||2,489||protected area overlaps with site||382|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Coastline||Sea cliffs and rocky shores; Shingle & stony beaches||5%|
|Shrubland||Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis||15%|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Other urban and industrial areas||1%|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National None International None
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cape Aspro. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/03/2015
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