email a friend
printable version
Location Spain, Islas Canarias
Central coordinates 16o 12.00' West  28o 32.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, B3, C1
Area 450 ha
Altitude 350 - 900m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

SEO/BirdLife



Site description Well-conserved laurel Laurus forest and inland cliffs in the north-east of Tenerife, with a well-developed tree canopy.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for forest passerines, especially for Columba bollii.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Dark-tailed Laurel-pigeon Columba bollii resident  1995  abundant  A1, B2, C1  Least Concern 
White-tailed Laurel-pigeon Columba junoniae resident  1995  rare  A1, C1  Near Threatened 
Island Canary Serinus canaria resident  1995  abundant  B3  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2008 high not assessed not assessed
unset
Poor - based on little, or potentially unreliable/unrepresentative, data

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather drought likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Geological events avalanches/landslides likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Geological events volcanic eruptions past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species gathering terrestrial plants - unintentional effects (species being assessed is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Anaga Rural Park 14,419 protected area contains site 450  
Anaga - ES0000109 Birds Directive 14,266 protected area contains site 450  
Anaga - ES7020095 Habitats Directive 10,341 protected area overlaps with site 359  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  26%
Shrubland Heathland; Scrub  -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 26%
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National High International High450 ha of IBA covered by Rural Park (Anaga, 14,119 ha). 450 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Anaga, 14,119 ha).

Contribute  Please click here to help BirdLife conserve the world's birds - your data for this IBA and others are vital for helping protect the environment.

Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Las Vueltas, Aguas Negras and Quebradas mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/12/2014

To provide new information to update this factsheet or to correct any errors, please email BirdLife