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Location Spain, Extremadura
Central coordinates 6o 50.00' West  39o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2
Area 47,800 ha
Altitude 175 - 443m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description Plains to the north of Badajoz with cereal cultivation, grasslands and dehesas. The area is grazed by sheep.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for steppic species.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1995  332 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1, C2  Vulnerable 
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax resident  1996  500 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2, C1  Near Threatened 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1995  339-792 individuals  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2008 very high favourable not assessed
Population
Medium - based upon reliable but incomplete / partially representative data

Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agriculture and aquaculture annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Agriculture and aquaculture livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Grus grus Common Crane 1600 1600 individuals 100 favourable

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  26%
Shrubland   -
Grassland   26%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Other urban and industrial areas  26%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 75%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Botoa-Villar del Rey. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/07/2015

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