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Tarifa


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC passage 2007 1,700-3,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC passage 2005 100,000-125,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii LC winter 2009 min 200 individuals A1, C1
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii LC passage 2009 min 500 individuals A1, C1
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2009 min 3 breeding pairs A1, C1
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN passage 2009 800-2,000 individuals A1, A4ii, B1iii, C1, C2
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC passage 2009 min 600 individuals B1iii, C2
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus LC resident 2009 min 60 breeding pairs C2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC passage 2009 90-300 individuals C2
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes n/a passage 2009 min 20,000 individuals A4iv, B1iv, C5

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Río de La Jara Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6 protected area overlaps with site 5
Playa de los Lances Nature Place 226 protected area contained by site 226
Los Alcornocales Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 49,512 protected area overlaps with site 725
Estrecho Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 17,692 protected area overlaps with site 1,902
Búnker del Santuario de La Luz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3 protected area contained by site 3

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Ruderal land -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Mud flats & sand flats -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
military -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tarifa. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/02/2020.