Pinus canariensis woodland in the south of Tenerife, that are of high ecological and floristic value. Spartocystus and Adenocarpus scrub occurs at higher altitudes.
The site is important for endemic forest passerines, especially Fringilla teydea.
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Forest fires (some of them man-made) are a major threat. Illegal hunting and activities related to forestry practices (cutting of branches for use in cultivation) adversely affect the habitat, and rats Rattus and feral cats Felis catus prey on birds. Various studies have been undertaken on the biology and distribution of raptors, Fringilla teydea and Dendrocopos major.
National High International High1,750 ha of IBA covered by Natural Park (Corona Forestal, 40,545 ha). 1,750 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Corona Forestal de Tenerife, 37,173 ha).
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Vilaflor pine woodland. Downloaded from
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