ES366
Mountain of Agua, gully of Los Cochinos and gully of Cuevas Negras


Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 800 ha

Protection status:

SEO/BirdLife
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 medium favourable high
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Site description
One of the best-conserved laurel Laurus forests in Tenerife. Formerly cultivated areas have been invaded by scrub, and vertical cliffs support characteristic vegetation. Human activities include the cutting of branches for use in tomato/banana cultivation.

Key biodiversity
This site holds the most significant numbers of Columba junoniae on Tenerife, and the main Puffinus puffinus breeding colony on the island. It is also important for other endemic birds.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mountain of Agua, gully of Los Cochinos and gully of Cuevas Negras. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2020.