|Location||Spain, Islas Canarias|
|Central coordinates||16o 10.00' West 28o 36.00' North|
|IBA criteria||B1ii, B2, C2, C6|
|Altitude||0 - 180m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Ornithological information The site is very important for breeding seabirds, and holds the largest Bulweria bulwerii breeding colony in the Canary Islands.
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.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis||breeding||1987||20 breeding pairs||medium||B2, C6||Least Concern|
|Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii||breeding||1987||300 breeding pairs||medium||B1ii, B2, C2, C6||Least Concern|
|Madeiran Storm-petrel Oceanodroma castro||breeding||1987||100 breeding pairs||medium||B1ii, B2, C2, C6||Least Concern|
|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||Extent (% of site)|
Management considerations The main threat is disturbance caused to birds by fishermen, people gathering shellfish, tourism and illegal 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 (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Anaga rocky islets. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/06/2013
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