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Location Spain, Extremadura
Central coordinates 6o 40.00' West  38o 20.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, C2, C3
Area 11,200 ha
Altitude 350 - 545m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description The reservoir is surrounded by dehesas, grasslands and irrigated crops. Human activities include livestock-farming, arable cultivation and hunting.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra passage  1996  115 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis breeding  1994  1,500 breeding pairs  good  A4i, B1i, C3  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
EMBALSE DE VALUENGO - ES0000330 Birds Directive 274 protected area contained by site 274  
RIO ARDILA BAJO - ES4310020 Habitats Directive 808 protected area is adjacent to site 0  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  -
Grassland   26%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  26%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 26%
water management -
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valuengo reservoir. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 22/09/2014

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