Peninsula of Jandía

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, A4i, B1i, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 12,400 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 very high favourable low
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Site description
A rugged semi-arid massif located on the southern tip of Fuerteventura, which includes the highest peak on the island. The plains support drought-resistant scrub vegetation and include sandy areas. Human activities include stock-farming, sport boating and residential usage.

Key biodiversity
One of the most important areas on Fuerteventura for Saxicola dacotiae. The IBA is also important for raptors and steppic birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Peninsula of Jandía. Downloaded from on 28/09/2020.