Lanzarote islets

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C4, C6 (2011)
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Area: 140,011 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high favourable medium
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Site description
A group of five rocky islands that support drought-resistant vegetation: La Graciosa (coordinates as above), Montaña Clara (29°17'N, 13°32'W), Roque del Este (29°18'N, 13°31'W), Roque del Oeste (29°16'N, 13°20'W) and Alegranza (29°23'N, 13°30'W). Human activities are mainly related to conservation and research, and fishing.

Key biodiversity
The site holds some of the highest numbers of breeding seabirds and raptors in the Canaries.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lanzarote islets. Downloaded from on 31/03/2023.