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Location Spain, Islas Canarias
Central coordinates 16o 32.00' West  28o 13.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, B2, C1, C6
Area 3,000 ha
Altitude 1,400 - 2,200m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description Pinus canariensis forest in the east of Tenerife, with Spartocystus and Adenocarpus scrub at higher altitudes.

Key Biodiversity The site is important for forest species, especially Fringilla teydea.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara resident  1996  common  B2  Least Concern 
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major resident  1996  present  C6  Least Concern 
Goldcrest Regulus regulus resident  1996  common  A2  Least Concern 
Berthelot's Pipit Anthus berthelotii resident  1996  abundant  A2  Least Concern 
Blue Chaffinch Fringilla teydea resident  1996  abundant  A1, A2, B2, C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Island Canary Serinus canaria resident  1996  common  A2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Corona Forestal - ES7020054 Habitats Directive 41,068 protected area contains site 3,000  
Ladera S. Ursula, Los Organos, Altos del Valle. Nature Park 12,114 protected area contains site 3,000  
Montes y cumbre de Tenerife - ES0000107 Birds Directive 68,023 protected area contains site 3,000  
Parque Nacional del Teide - ES7020043 Habitats Directive 18,993 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  26%
Shrubland Scrub  26%
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
forestry 26%
agriculture -

Protection status National High International High3,000 ha of IBA covered by Natural Park (Corona Forestal, 40,545 ha). 3,000 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Corona Forestal de Tenerife, 37,173 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Arico pine woodland. Downloaded from on 05/05/2015

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