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South-west coast of La Gomera


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
European Storm-petrel Hydrobates pelagicus LC breeding 2007 min 50 breeding pairs B1ii, C2, C6
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris borealis LC breeding 2007 1,275 breeding pairs B2, C6
Little Shearwater Puffinus assimilis LC breeding 2007 min 20 breeding pairs B2, C6
Bulwer's Petrel Bulweria bulwerii LC breeding 2007 65 breeding pairs B2, C6
Common Tern Sterna hirundo LC breeding 2007 1-5 breeding pairs C6
Osprey Pandion haliaetus LC resident 2007 4 breeding pairs C6

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 Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Valle de Gran Rey Parque Rural 1,994 protected area overlaps with site 140
Risco de la Mérica Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 38 protected area overlaps with site 19
Orone Paisaje Protegido 1,707 protected area overlaps with site 50
Orone Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,707 protected area overlaps with site 0
La Caldera Monumento Natural 40 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Juan Mayor Sitio de Interés Científico 28 protected area overlaps with site 250
Franja marina Santiago-Valle Gran Rey Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 13,139 protected area overlaps with site 0
Espacio marino de La Gomera-Teno Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 209,318 protected area overlaps with site 0
Charco del Conde Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9 protected area overlaps with site 5
Charco del Cieno Site of Scientific Interest 6 protected area contained by site 6
Charco de Cieno Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5 protected area overlaps with site 2
Charco de Cieno Sitio de Interés Científico 5 protected area overlaps with site 0
Barranco de Argaga Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 187 protected area overlaps with site 22
Acantilados de La Culata Paisaje Protegido 541 protected area contained by site 11
Acantilados de Alajeró; La Dama y Valle Gran Rey Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 668 protected area overlaps with site 335
Acantilados de Alajeró Sitio de Interés Científico 281 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Sea Sea inlets and coastal features -
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches, Sea cliffs and rocky shores, Rock stacks and islets -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South-west coast of La Gomera. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/09/2020.