Full Natural Reserve Branco and Raso islets

Nature Reserve
Record Public


This area encompasses the Raso and Branco islets that lie between the islands of Santa Maria and São Nicolau of Cape Verde Archipelago.
The Raso islet is uninhabited, barren, rocky, mostly flat with coastal cliffs. The Branco islet is also uninhabited, barren, rocky but in the form of a hill with very steep slopes.

Ornithological importance

In this area there are records of the Raso Lark (Alauda razae), endemic species of the Raso islet, the Iago Sparrow (Passer iagoensis), endemic species of Cape Verde and important colonies of seabirds, such as the Cape Verde Shearwater (Calonectris edwardsii), the White-faced Storm-petrel (Pelagodroma marina), the Little Shearwater (Puffinus assimilis) and the Bulwer's Petrel (Bulweria bulwerii).

Geographic information

16.631666°, -24.637484°


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Land uses

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Conservation status

  • Nature Reserve
    • Reserva Natural Integral dos Ilhéus Raso e Branco
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Public records

Ilhéu Branco

Specific conservation status: Important bird area (IBA)

Ilhéu Raso

Specific conservation status: Important bird area (IBA)
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