The site comprises saltpans, lagoons, sand and shingle beaches, and a small area of steppe, on Lanzarote. Human activities include exploitation of the saltpans.
This site is important for breeding and wintering waterbirds. It is also one of the best sites in the Canary Islands for migrant waders, both in terms of the variety of species present and the numbers of individuals.
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Janubio saltpans. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 03/12/2020.