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Location Spain, Aragón
Central coordinates 0o 5.00' West  42o 0.00' North
IBA criteria B1iii, B2, C2
Area 17,000 ha
Altitude 400 - 500m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description A large semi-arid plain with eroded limestone plateaus. There are areas of non-irrigated cereal crops, low sclerophyllous scrub, and sheep-grazed pastures. Apiculture (`Other' land-use, below) is widely practised.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for raptors and species characteristic of Mediterranean habitats, particularly Merops apiaster.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus non-breeding  1995  300 individuals  medium  B1iii, C2  Least Concern 
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster breeding  1996  300 breeding pairs  medium  B2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
SERRETA DE TRAMACED - ES0000291 Birds Directive 3,414 protected area contained by site 3,414  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved evergreen woodland  -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  26%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  26%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bajo Alcanadre-Serreta de Tramaced. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 23/11/2014

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