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Location Spain, Aragón
Central coordinates 0o 40.00' West  42o 25.00' North
IBA criteria A4ii, B1iii, B2, B3, C2, C6
Area 45,000 ha
Altitude 800 - 1,595m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description A mountainous area on the southern edge of the Pyrenees. The vegetation includes maquis, Pinus plantations, and extensive scrub and grassland areas. The main human activities are forestry, livestock-farming and recreation.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for raptors.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Red Kite Milvus milvus resident  1995  20-30 breeding pairs  medium  B3, C6  Near Threatened 
Bearded Vulture Gypaetus barbatus resident  1996  3 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Near Threatened 
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus resident  1995  250 breeding pairs  medium  A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2, C6  Least Concern 
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax resident  1996  100 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Native coniferous woodland  26%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  26%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs; Scree & boulders  26%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 26%
forestry -
hunting -
tourism/recreation -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Santo Domingo-Riglos-Gratal. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/07/2015

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