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Anaga rocky islets
Spain, Islas Canarias
16o 10.00' West 28o 36.00' North
B1ii, B2, C2, C6
0 - 180m
Year of IBA assessment
Site description Two rocky islets (Roque de Dentro and Roque de Fuera) located off the north-eastern tip of Tenerife, which support drought-resistant and salt-tolerant vegetation. A copse of dragon's blood tree Dracaena draco exists on one of the islets. Human activities include gathering shellfish and boating.
Key Biodiversity The site is very important for breeding seabirds, and holds the largest Bulweria bulwerii breeding colony in the Canary Islands.
Protection statusNational High International High10 ha of IBA covered by Rural Park (Anaga, 14,119 ha). 10 ha of IBA covered by Integral Nature Reserve (Roques de Anaga, 10 ha). 10 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Anaga, 14,119 ha).
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