San Andrés, Pijaral and Anaga mountains

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 860 ha

Protection status:


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 (the forest in Pijaral is one of the best conserved in the Canary Islands). The cutting of branches for use in tomato/banana cultivation is an important human activity.

Key biodiversity
The site is important for both endemic Columba species as well as for other forest passerines.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: San Andrés, Pijaral and Anaga mountains. Downloaded from on 26/11/2020.