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Mountain of Agua, gully of Los Cochinos and gully of Cuevas Negras
Spain, Islas Canarias
16o 49.00' West 28o 20.00' North
A1, A2, B2, B3, C1, C6
250 - 1,200m
Year of IBA assessment
Site description One of the best-conserved laurel Laurus forests in Tenerife. Formerly cultivated areas have been invaded by scrub, and vertical cliffs support characteristic vegetation. Human activities include the cutting of branches for use in tomato/banana cultivation.
Key Biodiversity This site holds the most significant numbers of Columba junoniae on Tenerife, and the main Puffinus puffinus breeding colony on the island. It is also important for other endemic birds.
Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves
Extent (% of site)
Protection statusNational High International High800 ha of IBA covered by Rural Park (Teno, 8,064 ha). 800 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Teno, 7,645 ha).
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