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Location Spain, Islas Canarias
Central coordinates 16o 39.00' West  28o 11.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, B2, B3, C1, C6
Area 1,750 ha
Altitude 1,450 - 2,400m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description Pinus canariensis woodland in the south of Tenerife, that are of high ecological and floristic value. Spartocystus and Adenocarpus scrub occurs at higher altitudes.

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

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major resident  1996  present  C6  Least Concern 
Regulus teneriffae resident  1996  common  A2  Not Recognised 
Blue Chaffinch Fringilla teydea resident  1996  abundant  A1, A2, B2, C1, C6  Near Threatened 
Island Canary Serinus canaria resident  1996  abundant  A2, B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Ladera S. Ursula, Los Organos, Altos del Valle. Nature Park 12,114 protected area contains site 1,750  
Teide National Park World Heritage Site 18,990 protected area overlaps with site 410  


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%

Protection status National High International High1,750 ha of IBA covered by Natural Park (Corona Forestal, 40,545 ha). 1,750 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Corona Forestal de Tenerife, 37,173 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Vilaflor pine woodland. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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