PT083
Laurissilva


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Madeira Laurel-pigeon Columba trocaz LC resident 2002 4,142-16,910 individuals A1, A2, C1, C2, C6
Plain Swift Apus unicolor LC breeding 2002 common A2, B3
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris borealis LC breeding 2000 frequent C6
Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii LC breeding 2000 rare C6
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus LC breeding 2002 frequent C2, C6
Island Canary Serinus canaria LC resident 2002 frequent A2

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)
Vale da Ribeira da Janela Reserva Parcial 2,884 protected area overlaps with site 0
Tis Amarelos Reserva Parcial 108 protected area contained by site 0
Serra de Água e Fontes (Ribeira Brava) Paisagem Protegida 1,790 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ribeiro Frio Reserva de Recreio e Montanha 13 protected area contained by site 0
Ribeira Seca (Fajã da Nogueira) Reserva Natural Integral 205 protected area overlaps with site 0
Ribeira Funda (Seixal) Reserva Parcial 186 protected area contained by site 0
Reserva Geológica e de Vegetação de Altitude Reserva Geológica e de Vegetação de Altitude 4,204 protected area overlaps with site 0
Rabaçal Zona de Repouso e Silêncio 46 protected area overlaps with site 0
Queimadas Zona de Repouso e Silêncio 14 protected area contained by site 0
Pico Ruivo Zona de Repouso e Silêncio 13 protected area overlaps with site 0
Pico Casado Reserva Natural Integral 159 protected area overlaps with site 0
Moquinhas Reserva Parcial 520 protected area overlaps with site 0
Montado dos Pessegueiros Reserva Natural Integral 788 protected area overlaps with site 0
Madeira Parque Natural 44,400 protected area overlaps with site 0
Maciço Montanhoso Oriental da Ilha da Madeira Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,050 protected area overlaps with site 0
Maciço Montanhoso Central da Ilha da Madeira Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,224 protected area overlaps with site 1,309
Lombo Barbinhas Reserva Natural Integral 44 protected area contained by site 0
Laurissilva da Madeira Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 15,462 protected area overlaps with site 14,934
Laurissilva da Madeira Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 15,462 protected area overlaps with site 0
Laurisilva of Madeira World Heritage Site (natural or mixed) 15,000 protected area overlaps with site 13,581
Folhadal Reserva Parcial 253 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fanal Zona de Repouso e Silêncio 240 protected area contained by site 0
Fajã da Nogueira Reserva Parcial 648 protected area overlaps with site 0
Curral das Freiras Paisagem Protegida 1,945 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cova da Roda Reserva de Recreio e Montanha 22 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chão dos Louros Reserva de Recreio e Montanha 23 protected area overlaps with site 0
Chão da Ribeira (Seixal) Paisagem Protegida 78 protected area overlaps with site 0
Caramujo Reserva de Recreio e Montanha 18 protected area contained by site 0
Caldeirão Verde Reserva Natural Integral 1,011 protected area overlaps with site 0
Cabeceira da Ribeira do Seixal Reserva Parcial 435 protected area overlaps with site 0
Aduelas (Curral Falso) Reserva de Recreio e Montanha 25 protected area contained by site 0
Achadas da Cruz Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 185 protected area is adjacent to site 16
Achada do Marques e Ilha (São Jorge) Paisagem Protegida 86 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations -
Introduced vegetation -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
water management -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Laurissilva. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/09/2020.