|Location||Spain, Islas Canarias|
|Central coordinates||17o 55.00' West 27o 47.00' North|
|Altitude||650 - 1,100m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2000|
Site description A mountainous area surrounded by plains, situated in the north-east of El Hierro. Scrub, heath and grassland are interspersed with small woods of Pinus canariensis and introduced P. radiata and Eucalyptus. Human activities include stock-farming.
Key Biodiversity The site is important for endemic subspecies of various passerines and holds the most significant Corvus corax population in the Canaries.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Eurasian Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs||resident||1996||present||-||C6||Least Concern|
|Protected area||Designation||Area (ha)||Relationship with IBA||Overlap with IBA (ha)|
|Garoé - ES0000102||Birds Directive||1,124||protected area overlaps with site||710|
|Ventejis||Protected Landscape||1,143||protected area overlaps with site||750|
|IUCN habitat||Habitat detail||Extent (% of site)|
|Forest||Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland||-|
|Rocky areas||Inland cliffs||-|
|Artificial - terrestrial||Arable land; Forestry plantations; Ruderal land||-|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Protection status National Partial International Partial750 ha of IBA covered by Protected Landscape (Ventijís, 1,143 ha). 750 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Garoe, 927 ha).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ventejís mountain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/12/2014
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