Aguas y acantilados del Norte de La Palma

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
Calonectris diomedea NR breeding 1987 1,750 breeding pairs B2
Puffinus assimilis NR breeding 2007 30 breeding pairs B2, C6
Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii LC breeding 2002 55 breeding pairs B2
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2007 10 breeding pairs C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 2009 - B2, C6

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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Roques de Garafía Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8 protected area contained by site 8
Roque Negro Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 19,177 protected area contained by site 19,177
Costa de Garafía Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,475 protected area contained by site 3,475


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Oceanic -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aguas y acantilados del Norte de La Palma. Downloaded from on 22/01/2020.