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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.

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 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
RIO GEVORA ALTO - ES4310022 Habitats Directive 2,721 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RIO GEVORA BAJO - ES4310059 Habitats Directive 612 protected area overlaps with site 447  

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 (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Botoa-Villar del Rey. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/07/2014

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