Santa Trsula and La Victoria laurel forest

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 1,850 ha


Site description (2000 baseline)
Laurel Laurus forest that has been heavily exploited and is now regenerating. Pinus canariensis forest occurs at higher altitudes, bordered by patches of terraced cultivation and Castanea coppice. Streams provide natural drinking sites. Human activities include the cutting of branches for use in tomato/banana cultivation.

Key biodiversity
The site supports both endemic Columba species, as well as endemic subspecies of several forest passerines.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Santa Trsula and La Victoria laurel forest. Downloaded from on 30/11/2023.