Tauro pine woodland

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
An area of regenerating arid Pinus canariensis forest located in the south-west of Gran Canaria. Human activities include livestock-farming and the collection of pine-needles for use in cultivation.

Key biodiversity
This is one of the priority areas to be improved for Fringilla teydea under the conservation programme. The species no longer breeds in the site, and reintroductions will take place.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Forest fires pose the major threat. A conservation programme for Fringilla teydea polatzeki has run since 1991 (with LIFE funding in 1995 and 1996).

Protected areas
National Partial International Partial500 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Tauro, 1,256 ha). 550 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Macizo de Tauro, 1,179 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Tauro pine woodland. Downloaded from on 02/10/2023.