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Location Malta, Malta
Central coordinates 14o 22.00' East  36o 0.00' North
IBA criteria C2, C6
Area 4 ha
Altitude 0 - 25m
Year of IBA assessment 2004

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Site description A promontory in the L-Ahrax area, where there is a 200 m stretch of sea cliffs (25 m high) at the base of which there is a lot of rock debris.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan breeding  1994  500 breeding pairs  C2, C6  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ramla tat-Torri / Rdum tal-Madonna Area - MT0000009 Birds Directive 75 protected area contains site 4  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  100%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rdum Tal-Madonna. Downloaded from on 30/09/2014

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