Vallehermoso coast

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
Sea cliffs and rock stacks along the northern coast of La Gomera. The cliff tops support grassland, Juniperus bushes and pine Pinus plantations. Human activities include livestock-grazing.

Key biodiversity
The site is important due to the potential for recolonization by Pandion haliaetus, numbers of which are increasing on the island.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Introduced goats can cause disturbance, but no other important threats have been recorded.

Protected areas
National High International High55 ha of IBA covered by Natural Monument (Los Organos, 154 ha). 55 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Los Organos, 106 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Vallehermoso coast. Downloaded from on 25/09/2023.