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Lanzarote islets


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
Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara LC resident 1996 6 breeding pairs B2
African Houbara Chlamydotis undulata VU resident 2006 11-17 individuals A1, B2, C1
White-faced Storm-petrel Pelagodroma marina LC breeding 2000-2001 35-55 breeding pairs C6
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus LC breeding 2000-2001 280-540 breeding pairs B1ii, C2, C6
Band-rumped Storm-petrel Hydrobates castro LC breeding 2000-2001 115-185 breeding pairs B1ii, B2, C2, C6
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris borealis LC non-breeding 2006 min 10,000 individuals A4ii, B1ii, C2, C6
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris borealis LC breeding 2000-2001 10,492-13,500 breeding pairs A4ii, B1ii, B2, C2, C6
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis LC breeding 2000-2001 30-60 breeding pairs B1ii, B2, C2, C6
Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii LC breeding 2000-2001 210-390 breeding pairs B1ii, B2, C2, C6
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC resident 2001 4-5 breeding pairs C6
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN resident 2008 2 breeding pairs A1, C1, C6
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae LC breeding 2008 276-307 breeding pairs A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2, C6
Berthelot's Pipit Anthus berthelotii LC resident 2009 present B3
A4iii Species group - seabirds n/a breeding 1987 9,230-12,000 breeding pairs A4iii, C4

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.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high favourable medium
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution excess energy - light pollution happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution excess energy - noise pollution happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution industrial & military effluents - oil spills happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Bulweria bulwerii Bulwer's Petrel 210 210 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sebadales de La Graciosa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,192 protected area contained by site 68
Reserva Marina de la Isla Graciosa y de los Islotes del Norte de Lanzarote Reservas Marinas 70,439 protected area overlaps with site 0
Los Islotes Reserva Natural Integral 146 protected area contained by site 165
Los Islotes Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 151 protected area contained by site 151
La Corona Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,602 protected area is adjacent to site 0
La Corona Monumento Natural 2,602 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Islotes del norte de Lanzarote y Famara Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 17,864 protected area overlaps with site 1,044
Espacio marino del oriente y sur de Lanzarote-Fuerteventura Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,432,842 protected area overlaps with site 0
Espacio marino de los Islotes de Lanzarote Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 130,184 protected area contained by site 0
Archipiélago de Chinijo Parque Natural 46,351 protected area overlaps with site 4,000
Archipiélago Chinijo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,865 protected area overlaps with site 455

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
ADENA 0
Amigos de la Pardela Cenicienta 0
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Desert Semidesert -
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches, Sand dunes & beaches, Rock stacks and islets -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
nature conservation and research -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lanzarote islets. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 14/08/2022.