|Location||Cape Verde, Fogo|
|Central coordinates||24o 23.00' West 14o 57.00' North|
|IBA criteria||A1, A2, A4ii|
|Altitude||1,000 - 2,829m|
|Year of IBA assessment||2001|
Site description The site comprises the highest parts of the island of Fogo, including the bordeira (outer rim), caldeira (inner floor) and cone of the volcano, Pico Novo. The cone reaches a height of 2,829 m, and the rim c.2,700 m; the lowest elevation of the floor of the caldeira is 1,625 m. The volcano is the only one remaining active in the islands and erupted last in April 1995. There are, within the caldeira, two villages which were evacuated during the last eruption. Traditionally, grapes are grown on the inner slopes of the bordeira and there is some subsistence agriculture on the caldeira floor. The scenery of the whole area, with many old and new lava-flows, is fascinating, and is of great geological, botanical and zoological interest.
|Species||Season||Period||Population estimate||Quality of estimate||IBA Criteria||IUCN Category|
|Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae||breeding||1998||80 breeding pairs||medium||A1, A4ii||Near Threatened|
|Alexander's Swift Apus alexandri||resident||1996||present [units unknown]||-||A2||Least Concern|
|Land-use||Extent (% of site)|
Other biodiversity The endemic plants Echium vulcanorum and Erysimum caboverdeanum are only known to occur on the outer rim of the volcano.
References Hazevoet (1995), Ratcliffe et al. (2000).
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Recommended citation BirdLife International (2013) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Volcano area, Ilha do Fogo. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/12/2013
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