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Location Spain, Islas Canarias
Central coordinates 13o 48.00' West  29o 0.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 60 ha
Altitude 0 - 64m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description Sea cliffs and lava-fields (`malpaís') in the west of Lanzarote that support semi-desertic vegetation. There is no relevant human activity, other than some fishing.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for breeding seabirds and some steppic species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara resident  1995  common  B2  Least Concern 
Calonectris diomedea breeding  1994  650-750 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii breeding  1994  10-15 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 
Hydrobates castro breeding  1994  frequent  B2  Not Recognised 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Timanfaya National Park (State Network) 5,107 protected area overlaps with site 35  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Semidesert  26%
Coastline Rock stacks and islets; Sea cliffs and rocky shores  -
Caves and subterranean habitats (non-aquatic) Caves  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -

Protection status National Partial International High35 ha of IBA covered by National Park (Timanfaya, 5,107 ha). 25 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (La Geria, 15,189 ha). 35 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Parque Nacional de Timanfaya, 5,107 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: El Mojón. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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