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NATURA 2000 - STANDARD DATA FORM

For Special Protection Areas (SPA),
Proposed Sites for Community Importance (pSCI),
Sites of Community Importance (SCI) and
for Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. SITE IDENTIFICATION

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1.1 Type

C

1.2 Site code

ES7020066

1.3 Site name

Roque de Garachico

1.4 First Compilation date

1996-02

1.5 Update date

2012-09

1.6 Respondent:

Name/Organisation:Viceconsejería de Medio Ambiente (Gobierno de Canarias)
Address:  S. C. de Tenerife  35  Edf. Servicios Múltiples I - Planta 4ª  Santa Cruz de Tenerife    38071  Avenida de Anaga 
Email:medioambiente@gobiernodecanarias.org

1.7 Site indication and designation / classification dates

Date site classified as SPA:2006-10
National legal reference of SPA designation No data
Date site proposed as SCI:1999-10
Date site confirmed as SCI:2001-12
Date site designated as SAC:2010-01
National legal reference of SAC designation:Decreto 174/2009, de 29 de diciembre, del Gobierno de Canarias, por el que se declaran Zonas Especiales de Conservación integrantes de la Red Natura 2000 en Canarias y medidas para el mantenimiento en un estado de conservación favorable de estos espacios naturales [BOC, 13,ene,2010]

2. SITE LOCATION

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2.1 Site-centre location [decimal degrees]:

Longitude:-16.762540
Latitude:28.379640

2.2 Area [ha]

3.0400

2.3 Marine area [%]

0.9900

2.4 Sitelength [km]:

0.00

2.5 Administrative region code and name

NUTS level 2 code Region Name
ES70Canarias

2.6 Biogeographical Region(s)

Macaronesian (100.00 %)

3. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

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3.1 Habitat types present on the site and assessment for them

Annex I Habitat types Site assessment
Code PF NP Cover [ha] Cave [number] Data quality A|B|C|D A|B|C
      RepresentativityRelative SurfaceConservationGlobal
1250  info      1.00289  0.00   
5330  info      1.96876  0.00   
8330  info      0.0303713  1.00   
  • PF: for the habitat types that can have a non-priority as well as a priority form (6210, 7130, 9430) enter "X" in the column PF to indicate the priority form.
  • NP: in case that a habitat type no longer exists in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Cover: decimal values can be entered
  • Caves: for habitat types 8310, 8330 (caves) enter the number of caves if estimated surface is not available.
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation)

3.2 Species referred to in Article 4 of Directive 2009/147/EC and listed in Annex II of Directive 92/43/EEC and site evaluation for them

Species Population in the site Site assessment
G Code Scientific Name S NP T Size Unit Cat. D.qual. A|B|C|D A|B|C
      MinMax  Pop.Con.Iso.Glo.
BA028Ardea cinerea                   
BA387Bulweria bulwerii    40  50             
BA010Calonectris diomedea    10  20             
BA026Egretta garzetta                   
BA390Oceanodroma castro                   
BA094Pandion haliaetus                   
BA388Puffinus assimilis                   
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, I = Invertebrates, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Type: p = permanent, r = reproducing, c = concentration, w = wintering (for plant and non-migratory species use permanent)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the Standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting (see reference portal)
  • Abundance categories (Cat.): C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present - to fill if data are deficient (DD) or in addition to population size information
  • Data quality: G = 'Good' (e.g. based on surveys); M = 'Moderate' (e.g. based on partial data with some extrapolation); P = 'Poor' (e.g. rough estimation); VP = 'Very poor' (use this category only, if not even a rough estimation of the population size can be made, in this case the fields for population size can remain empty, but the field "Abundance categories" has to be filled in)

3.3 Other important species of flora and fauna (optional)

Species

Population in the site

Motivation

Group CODE Scientific Name S NP Size Unit Cat. Species Annex Other categories
     MinMax C|R|V|PIVVABCD
Apus unicolor                     
Buteo buteo insularum                     
Columba livia canariensis                     
Falco tinnunculus canariensis                     
Larus cachinnans atlantis                     
  • Group: A = Amphibians, B = Birds, F = Fish, Fu = Fungi, I = Invertebrates, L = Lichens, M = Mammals, P = Plants, R = Reptiles
  • CODE: for Birds, Annex IV and V species the code as provided in the reference portal should be used in addition to the scientific name
  • S: in case that the data on species are sensitive and therefore have to be blocked for any public access enter: yes
  • NP: in case that a species is no longer present in the site enter: x (optional)
  • Unit: i = individuals, p = pairs or other units according to the standard list of population units and codes in accordance with Article 12 and 17 reporting, (see reference portal)
  • Cat.: Abundance categories: C = common, R = rare, V = very rare, P = present
  • Motivation categories: IV, V: Annex Species (Habitats Directive), A: National Red List data; B: Endemics; C: International Conventions; D: other reasons

4. SITE DESCRIPTION

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4.1 General site character

Habitat class % Cover

Total Habitat Cover

0

Other Site Characteristics

Roque costero completamente aislado de tierra debido al retroceso de la costa por la erosión marina. Se constituye de coladas basálticas apiladas, muy alteradas por la erosión, bien visibles en los abruptos cantiles costeros. El interés onírico de este roque queda reflejado con la presencia de especies amenazadas como la pardela chica (Puffinus assimilis baroli), el petrel de Bulwer (Bulweria bulwerii) y el paiño de Madeira (Oceanodroma castro). Es además un lugar clásico de observación de garza real (Ardea cinerea), una especie que si bien en el pasado se tiene constacia que nidificaba en Canarias, en la actualidad no se ha podido confirmar. La vegetación del roque se compone de tabaibas, cardones y comunidades halófilas costeras. Sobresale la presencia de algún endemismo amenazado, como la simpreviva, Limonium imbricatum. El roque no está habitado ni registra conocidos, como no sea la perniciosa práctica esporádica de lanzamiento de fuegos artificiales en alguna de las fiestas de Garachico. En su cúspide se yergue una cruz metálica. El acceso no es fácil, sobre todo cuando el mar no es bueno, lo cual ha favorecido el asentamiento de una avifauna de importancia a escasa distancia del pueblo.

4.2 Quality and importance

El roque de Garachico es un elemento geomorfológico destacado, de notoria relevancia paisajística. Su fauna y flora cuentan con especies amenazadas, además de algunas especies migratorias.

4.5 Documentation

MARTIN ESQUIVEL, J.L. & al. 1995. La Red canaria de Espacios Naturales Protegidos. Viceconsejería de Medio Ambiente. Gobierno de Canarias. RIVAS-MARTINEZ, S. et al. Dirección General de Conservación de la Naturaleza. 1996. Inventario de Hábitats del Anexo I. Directiva Hábitats 92/43/CEE.

5. SITE PROTECTION STATUS

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5.1 Designation types at national and regional level:

Code Cover [%]
ES19100.00

5.3 Site designation (optional)

Todo el monumento es por definición área de sensibilidad ecológica, a efectos de lo indicado en la Ley 11/1990, de 13 de julio, de Prevención de Impacto Ecológico. Designada ZEPA por Acuerdo de Gobierno de Canarias de 17 de octubre de 2006 (BOC 226 de 21 de noviembre de 2006).

6. SITE MANAGEMENT

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6.1 Body(ies) responsible for the site management:

Organisation:Cabildo Insular de Tenerife
Address:
Email:

6.2 Management Plan(s):

An actual management plan does exist:

X
Yes Name: Normas de conservación del monumento natural del Roque de Garachico
Link: http://www.gobiernodecanarias.org/boc/archivo/2009/064/pda/016.html

No, but in preparation
No

 

7. MAP OF THE SITE

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SITE DISPLAY