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Ta'Cenc cliffs


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2004

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Scopoli's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea LC breeding 1994 800-1,000 breeding pairs C2, C6
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan VU breeding - 150-300 breeding pairs C2, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2013 very high not assessed low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution excess energy - light pollution happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Żona fil-baħar fil-limiti ta' Mġarr ix-Xini (Għawdex) Żoni Speċjali ta' Konservazzjoni - Importanza Internazzjonali 31 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Zona fil-Bahar fl-Inhawi ta' Mgarr ix-Xini (Ghawdex) Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 31 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Ta'Cenc Cliffs Nature Reserve 2 protected area contained by site 2
Ta' Ċenċ (Sannat, Għawdex) Sit ta' Importanza Xjentifika 14 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rdumijiet ta' Għawdex: Ta' Ċenċ Żoni ta' Ħarsien Speċjali 152 protected area contains site 0
Rdumijiet ta' Għawdex: Id-Dawra tas-Sanap sa tal-Ħajt Żoni ta' Ħarsien Speċjali 30 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Rdumijiet ta' Ghawdex: Ta' Cenc Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 152 protected area contains site 15
L-Inħawi ta' Ta' Ċenċ Żoni Speċjali ta' Konservazzjoni - Importanza Internazzjonali 140 protected area overlaps with site 0
L-inħawi fuq l-Għoljiet ta' Ċenċ, Għawdex Santwarju ta' l-Għasafar 18 protected area contains site 0
L-Inhawi ta' Ta' Cenc Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 140 protected area overlaps with site 11
Il-Baħar ta' madwar Għawdex Żoni ta' Ħarsien Speċjali 55,685 protected area overlaps with site 0
Il-Bahar ta' madwar Ghawdex Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 55,670 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ta'Cenc cliffs. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2021.