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Location Spain, Islas Canarias
Central coordinates 17o 16.00' West  28o 13.00' North
IBA criteria C6
Area 59 ha
Altitude 0 - 250m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description Sea cliffs and rock stacks along the northern coast of La Gomera. The cliff tops support grassland, Juniperus bushes and pine Pinus plantations. Human activities include livestock-grazing.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Tern Sterna hirundo breeding  1987  5-6 breeding pairs  good  C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Costa de los Órganos - ES7020125 Habitats Directive 1,164 protected area overlaps with site 28  
Los Organos Natural Monument 154 protected area overlaps with site 55  
Los Órganos - ES0000108 Habitats Directive 150 protected area overlaps with site 24  
Los Órganos - ES0000341 Birds Directive 183 protected area overlaps with site 30  
Teselinde-Cabecera de Vallehermoso - ES7020097 Habitats Directive 2,341 protected area overlaps with site 7  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   -
Coastline Sea cliffs and rocky shores  100%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
agriculture 26%
fisheries/aquaculture -

Protection status National High International High55 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Los Organos, 154 ha). 55 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Los Organos, 106 ha).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vallehermoso coast. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2014

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