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Sandy plain of Corralejo


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
African Houbara Chlamydotis undulata VU resident 2006 3-25 individuals A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC resident 2009 present B2, C6
Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor LC resident 2006 min 33 individuals A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Fuerteventura Stonechat Saxicola dacotiae NT resident 2006 50-235 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2
Berthelot's Pipit Anthus berthelotii LC resident 2009 present B3

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 very high favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - nomadic grazing happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution excess energy - light pollution happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors shipping lanes happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Chlamydotis undulata 24 24 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Cursorius cursor 15 15 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sebadales de Corralejo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,947 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Espacio marino del oriente y sur de Lanzarote-Fuerteventura Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,432,842 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Espacio marino de La Bocayna Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 83,413 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Dunas de Corralejo e Isla de Lobos Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,143 protected area contains site 2,668
Corralejo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,689 is identical to site 2,668
Corralejo Parque Natural 2,618 protected area contained by site 2,668

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland -
Desert Semidesert -
Coastline Sand dunes & beaches, Lagoons -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Sandy plain of Corralejo. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/05/2022.