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La Caldera de Taburiente National Park


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
White-tailed Laurel-pigeon Columba junoniae NT resident 2006 - A1, B2, C1, C2
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 2006 - B2, C6
Island Canary Serinus canaria LC resident 2006 - B3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 very high not assessed high
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information poor

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Geological events avalanches/landslides likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) slow but significant deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity high
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Santa Cruz de La Palma Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 216 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Monteverde de Breña Alta Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 823 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Las Nieves Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,115 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Las Nieves Parque Natural 5,115 protected area is adjacent to site 0
La Caldera de Taburiente Parque Nacional 4,690 protected area contains site 4,690
Idafe Monumento Natural 1 protected area contained by site 0
El Paso y Santa Cruz de La Palma Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,390 protected area is adjacent to site 148
Cumbres y acantilados del norte de La Palma Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 22,701 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Caldera de Taburiente Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,355 is identical to site 0
Caldera de Taburiente Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,355 is identical to site 4,355
Barranco de las Angustias Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,699 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Barranco de las Angustias Paisaje Protegido 1,699 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Barlovento; Garafía, El Paso y Tijarafe Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,562 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Caves and Subterranean Habitats (non-aquatic) Caves -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
nature conservation and research -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: La Caldera de Taburiente National Park. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/01/2022.