Island of Lobos

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: B1ii, B2, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 455 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2008 very high favourable low
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Site description (baseline)
Island situated off the north coast of Fuerteventura, with lava fields and some sandy areas. Human activities include fishing and tourism.

Key biodiversity
The site is very important for seabirds, and also for raptors and some steppic species. The coastline provides feeding opportunities for migrating herons (Ardeidae), waders and gulls (Laridae).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Island of Lobos. Downloaded from on 02/06/2023.