Lanzarote islets

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A4ii, A4iii, B1ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C1, C2, C4, C6 (2011)
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Area: 140,011 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2008 favourable high medium
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Site description (2000 baseline)
A group of five rocky islands that support drought-resistant vegetation: La Graciosa (coordinates as above), Montaña Clara (29°17'N, 13°32'W), Roque del Este (29°18'N, 13°31'W), Roque del Oeste (29°16'N, 13°20'W) and Alegranza (29°23'N, 13°30'W). Human activities are mainly related to conservation and research, and fishing.

Key biodiversity
The site holds some of the highest numbers of breeding seabirds and raptors in the Canaries.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Lanzarote islets. Downloaded from on 22/02/2024.