Tigaiga slope

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 966 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed low
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Site description
The greater part of the site (located in the north of Tenerife) is covered by a laurel Laurus forest growing on steep slopes and amongst cliffs. Introduced Pinus radiata is interspersed with Laurus at higher altitudes, and copses of Castanea sativa and exotic conifers at lower altitudes.

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tigaiga slope. Downloaded from on 20/03/2023.