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Location Spain, Islas Canarias
Central coordinates 16o 10.00' West  28o 36.00' North
IBA criteria B1ii, B2, C2, C6
Area 10 ha
Altitude 0 - 180m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


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.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Puffinus assimilis breeding  1987  20 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Not Recognised 
Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii breeding  1987  300 breeding pairs  medium  B1ii, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Band-rumped Storm-petrel Hydrobates castro breeding  1987  100 breeding pairs  medium  B1ii, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Anaga Rural Park 14,419 protected area contains site 10  
Anaga - ES0000109 Birds Directive 14,266 protected area overlaps with site 7  
Los Roques de Anaga - ES7020046 Habitats Directive 10 is identical to site 10  
Roques de Anaga Integral Natural Reserve 10 protected area overlaps with site 10  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline Rock stacks and islets  100%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture 26%
tourism/recreation 26%
hunting -

Protection status National 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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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Anaga rocky islets. Downloaded from on 30/09/2014

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