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South-west coast of La Gomera


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
Sea cliffs, rock stacks, small beaches and intertidal zones along the south-west coast of La Gomera (between Punta de la Calera and Playa de Santiago).



Key biodiversity
One of the most important areas on La Gomera for breeding seabirds. The site holds the majority of the island's population of Bulweria bulwerii as well as one of the main Puffinus assimilis colonies in the Canary Islands.



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include the construction of a new airport and illegal hunting.



Protected areas
National Partial International Partial250 ha of IBA covered by Site of Scientific Interest (Acantilados de Alajeró, 297 ha). 6 ha of IBA covered by Site of Scientific Interest (Charco del Cieno, 6 ha). 11 ha of IBA covered by Site of Scientific Interest (Charco del Conde, 11 ha). 50 ha of IBA covered by Protected Landscape (Orone, 1,788 ha). 140 ha of IBA covered by Rural Park (Valle Gran Rey, 1,192 ha). 250 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Acantilados de Alajeró, 306 ha).




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: South-west coast of La Gomera. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 29/11/2020.