|Most recent IBA monitoring assessment|
|Year of assessment||Threat score (pressure)||Condition score (state)||Action score (response)|
|2008||very high||not assessed||low|
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Several valleys that support the most valuable laurel Laurus forest on La Palma. Located in the north-east of the island, the site also contains mixed (Laurus and Pinus canariensis) and coniferous woodland, exposed bedrock and cliffs. In the past, forests were intensively exploited, water-ways were channelized, and livestock-grazing and hunting took place.
One of the most important sites on the island for the endemic Columba species. The site is also important for other forest passerines.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: El Canal y Los Tiles laurel forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/02/2020.