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Las Mercedes, Mina y Yedra, Aguirre, La Goleta and Pedro Alvarez mountains


Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, B3, C1, C6 (2000)
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Area: 2,000 ha

Protection status:

SEO/BirdLife
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed low
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Site description
Laurel Laurus forest in the north-east of Tenerife, ranging from degraded and exploited areas to areas with a well-developed tree canopy. Human activities include the cutting of branches for use in tomato/banana cultivation.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for both endemic Columba species (numbers of C. junoniae are low) as well as for other forest passerines.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Las Mercedes, Mina y Yedra, Aguirre, La Goleta and Pedro Alvarez mountains. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2020.