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Sandy plain of Corralejo


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2011 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
African Houbara Chlamydotis undulata VU resident 2006 3-25 individuals A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC resident 2009 present B2, C6
Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor LC resident 2006 min 33 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Fuerteventura Stonechat Saxicola dacotiae NT resident 2006 50-235 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2
Berthelot's Pipit Anthus berthelotii LC resident 2009 present B3

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2011).


IBA Conservation

IBA conservation assessment
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 favourable very high low
Was the whole site assessed? State assessed by Accuracy of information
yes population medium

State (condition of the trigger species' populations)
Scientific name Common name Reference population Actual population Units % of population remaining Result
Chlamydotis undulata 24 24 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Cursorius cursor 15 15 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Pressure (threats to the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Threat level 1 Threat level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution excess energy - light pollution happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Response (conservation actions taken for the trigger species and/or their habitats)
Protected-area designation Management planning Other conservation action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
For more information about IBA conservation status, please click here

IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sebadales de Corralejo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,947 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Espacio marino del oriente y sur de Lanzarote-Fuerteventura Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,432,842 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Espacio marino de La Bocayna Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 83,413 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Dunas de Corralejo e Isla de Lobos Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,143 protected area contains site 2,668
Corralejo Parque Natural 2,618 protected area contained by site 2,668
Corralejo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,689 is identical to site 2,668

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Desert Semidesert -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Intertidal -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Sandy plain of Corralejo. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/sandy-plain-of-corralejo-iba-spain on 25/02/2024.