La Palma laurel forest

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A2, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 31,354 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 favourable very high low
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A large mountainous area in the north-east of La Palma with deep gullies, exposed bedrock, inland cliffs, laurel Laurus forest and agricultural land. There are few villages and roads in the area. Human activities include livestock-farming.

Key biodiversity
One of the most important areas in the Canary Islands for Columba junoniae. The site is also important for other endemic birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: La Palma laurel forest. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.