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Location Spain, Islas Canarias
Central coordinates 15o 41.00' West  28o 3.00' North
IBA criteria A2, B2, C6
Area 3,400 ha
Altitude 400 - 1,400m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description Heterogeneous Pinus canariensis forest situated in the north-west of Gran Canaria. The most humid areas exhibit great floristic richness. Human activities include hunting and the collection of pine-needles for use in cultivation.

Key Biodiversity This is one of the priority areas to be improved for Fringilla teydea under the conservation programme (with LIFE funding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Plain Swift Apus unicolor resident  1996  frequent  A2  Least Concern 
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major resident  1996  common  C6  Least Concern 
Berthelot's Pipit Anthus berthelotii resident  1996  present  A2  Least Concern 
Blue Chaffinch Fringilla teydea resident  1996  1-3 breeding pairs  medium  A2, B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Island Canary Serinus canaria resident  1996  present  A2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Roque Nublo Rural Park 26,307 protected area overlaps with site 810  
Tamadaba Nature Park 8,010 protected area overlaps with site 2,600  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  26%
Shrubland Heathland  -
Artificial - terrestrial Forestry plantations  -

Land use

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

Protection status National High International High810 ha of IBA covered by Rural Park (Roque Nublo, 26,307 ha). 2,600 ha of IBA covered by Natural Park (Tamadaba, 7,538 ha). 3,200 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Tamadaba, 8,010 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Tamadaba pine woodland. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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