ES373
Rasca lava fields-Guaza mountain-Las Mesas plain


Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: B2, C2 (2011)
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Area: 1,400 ha

Protection status:

SEO/BirdLife
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high favourable low
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Site description
A semi-arid landscape located in the south of Tenerife, comprising volcanic cones, lava fields, coastal habitats and arable plains. The vegetation is mainly salt-tolerant and drought-resistant.

Key biodiversity
One of the most important areas left for steppic birds in Tenerife.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Rasca lava fields-Guaza mountain-Las Mesas plain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/09/2020.