Arico pine woodland

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
Pinus canariensis forest in the east of Tenerife, with Spartocystus and Adenocarpus scrub at higher altitudes.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for forest species, especially Fringilla teydea.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Forest fires (mainly man-made) are a major threat. Other threats are posed by forestry practices that can cause disturbance and habitat degradation, and illegal hunting. Studies have been undertaken on the biology and distribution of raptors, Fringilla teydea and Dendrocopos major.

Protected areas
National High International High3,000 ha of IBA covered by Natural Park (Corona Forestal, 40,545 ha). 3,000 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Corona Forestal de Tenerife, 37,173 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Arico pine woodland. Downloaded from on 01/03/2024.