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Location Spain, Islas Canarias
Central coordinates 15o 41.00' West  27o 56.00' North
IBA criteria A1, A2, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6
Area 3,700 ha
Altitude 850 - 1,500m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description Arid Pinus canariensis forest located in the west of Gran Canaria. Human activities include stock-farming, the collection of pine-needles for use in cultivation, and conservation/education.

Key Biodiversity The site is the most important area for Fringilla teydea polatzeki.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major resident  1996  abundant  C6  Least Concern 
Berthelot's Pipit Anthus berthelotii resident  1995  present  A2  Least Concern 
Blue Chaffinch Fringilla teydea resident  1996  84-150 breeding pairs  good  A1, A2, B2, C1, C2, C6  Near Threatened 
Island Canary Serinus canaria resident  1996  frequent  A2, B3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Inagua Integral Nature Reserve 3,920 protected area contains site 3,700  


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

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 26%
forestry 26%
nature conservation and research 26%

Protection status National High International High3,700 ha of IBA covered by Integral Nature Reserve (Inagua, 3,920 ha). 3,700 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Ojeda, Inagua, Pajonales y La Data, 3,742 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Pajonales, Ojeda, Inagua and La Data pine woodlands. Downloaded from on 27/10/2016

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