SPAB. Special Protection Areas for Birds (SPAB) are areas conducive to the conservation of both migratory and resident birds. This figure, as defined in Directive 79/409/EC of 2 April 1979 on the conservation of wild birds, includes breeding and feeding areas, as well as their natural habitats. The surface area and number of SPABs are proposed and declared by EU Member States.
The Balearic Islands are home to a total of 55 SPABs covering a total surface area of 138,591.46 ha.