La Playa islet

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: B2 (2011)
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Area: 190 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high favourable low
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Site description
A small rocky islet situated off the north coast of Tenerife, which has no infrastructure and supports salt-tolerant vegetation.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for breeding Bulweria bulwerii. In 1996 20 chicks were observed, and more than 20 pairs probably breed.

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