Pajonales, Ojeda, Inagua and La Data pine woodlands

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Arid Pinus canariensis forest located in the west of Gran Canaria. Human activities include stock-farming, the collection of pine-needles for use in cultivation, and conservation/education.

Key biodiversity
The site is the most important area for Fringilla teydea polatzeki.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Forest fires (both natural and man-made) are a major threat. Feral goats Capra hircus adversely affect the vegetation, and feral cats Felis catus prey upon Fringilla teydea. A Conservation Programme for F. teydea polatzeki has run since 1991 (with LIFE funding in 1995 and 1996). There is an interpretation centre and an educational programme for schools. The area is a game refuge.

Protected areas
National High International High3,700 ha of IBA covered by Integral Nature Reserve (Inagua, 3,920 ha). 3,700 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Ojeda, Inagua, Pajonales y La Data, 3,742 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pajonales, Ojeda, Inagua and La Data pine woodlands. Downloaded from on 08/08/2022.