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Island of Lobos


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus LC breeding 2002 25 breeding pairs B1ii, C2, C6
Band-rumped Storm-petrel Hydrobates castro LC breeding 2007 min 10 breeding pairs B2
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris borealis LC breeding 2007 1,000 breeding pairs B2, C6
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis LC breeding 1996 10-20 breeding pairs B2, C6
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC resident 1995 16-22 breeding pairs B2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 very high favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: subsistence/small scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Climate change and severe weather drought past (and unlikely to return) and no longer limiting small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance work and other activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Hydrobates pelagicus European Storm-petrel 30 30 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Hydrobates castro 5 5 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Calonectris diomedea 2000 2000 individuals 100 favourable
Puffinus assimilis 30 30 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sebadales de Corralejo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,947 protected area overlaps with site 0
Islote de Lobos Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 453 protected area overlaps with site 453
Islote de Lobos Parque Natural 454 protected area overlaps with site 0
Isla de Lobos Natural Park 468 protected area overlaps with site 468
Espacio marino del oriente y sur de Lanzarote-Fuerteventura Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,432,842 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Espacio marino de La Bocayna Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 83,413 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Dunas de Corralejo e Isla de Lobos Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,143 protected area overlaps with site 468

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Desert Semidesert -
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Rock stacks and islets -
Marine Neritic -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Island of Lobos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/02/2023.