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El Canal y Los Tiles laurel forest


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
Dark-tailed Laurel-pigeon Columba bollii LC resident 2009 - A2, B2, C2, C6
White-tailed Laurel-pigeon Columba junoniae NT resident 2009 - A1, A2, B2, C1, C2, C6
Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus LC resident 2009 present C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 2009 - B2, C6
Island Canary Serinus canaria LC resident 2009 - A2

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 low
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information -

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
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather storms and floods happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Geological events avalanches/landslides happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
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 small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (unknown use) likely in long term (beyond 4 years) small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Monteverde de Lomo Grande Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 495 protected area overlaps with site 53
Las Nieves Natural Park 5,115 protected area overlaps with site 250
Las Nieves Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,115 protected area overlaps with site 459
El Canal y Los Tiles UNESCO-MAB Biosphere Reserve 511 protected area overlaps with site 511
Cumbres y acantilados del norte de La Palma Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 9,689 protected area contains site 511

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Heathland -
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 (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: El Canal y Los Tiles laurel forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/03/2020.