Anaga rocky islets

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: B1ii, B2, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 788 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 medium favourable high
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Site description
Two rocky islets (Roque de Dentro and Roque de Fuera) located off the north-eastern tip of Tenerife, which support drought-resistant and salt-tolerant vegetation. A copse of dragon's blood tree Dracaena draco exists on one of the islets. Human activities include gathering shellfish and boating.

Key biodiversity
The site is very important for breeding seabirds, and holds the largest Bulweria bulwerii breeding colony in the Canary Islands.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Anaga rocky islets. Downloaded from on 10/12/2022.