IBA (Important Bird Area)

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Important Bird Areas or IBAs are areas that play a key role in bird conservation and biodiversity, whose identification is part of a world project managed by BirdLife International. The IBA project arises from the need to identify homogeneous and standardized criteria for the designation of SPZs. The IBAs have been used to assess the adequacy of the national SPZs designated in the Member States. To be recognized as an IBA, a site must have at least one of the following features: hosting a significant number of individuals of one or more globally endangered species; Be part of a type of important areas for the conservation of particular species (e.g. wetlands); Be an area where a particularly high number of migrating birds are concentrated. This dataset includes the 2002 terrestrial IBA inventory updated on the basis of the Scopoli's shearwater (Calonectris diomedea) studies carried out between 2008 and 2014 which led to the identification of 4 new marine IBA.

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Friday, November 25, 2011 to Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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