Famara sandy plain

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 5,700 ha


Site description
A sandy landscape comprising scrub, drought-resistant grassland and rocky habitats located in the north of Lanzarote. Goat-grazing is the main human activity.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for Chlamydotis undulata and other steppic species.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Famara sandy plain. Downloaded from on 30/11/2021.