Los Gigantes coastal cliff

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: B2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 1,219 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2008 very high favourable medium
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Site description (baseline)
Sea cliffs and large gullies on the north-west side of Tenerife island. They support typical rocky vegetation that includes endemic Limonium species. Human activities include sport boating.

Key biodiversity
One of the most significant sites in Tenerife for cliff-nesting seabirds and raptors.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Los Gigantes coastal cliff. Downloaded from on 01/06/2023.