Garachico rocky islet

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2000)
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Area: 5 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 medium favourable low
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Site description
A small volcanic islet situated very close to the northern coast of Tenerife, with no infrastructure. It supports salt-tolerant vegetation, and an endemic Euphorbia species that is typical of semi-desertic habitats. Minor land-uses include hunting.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding seabirds, and as a roosting site for wintering herons.

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