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Location Spain, Aragón
Central coordinates 0o 10.00' East  41o 20.00' North
IBA criteria B2, C6
Area 49,500 ha
Altitude 200 - 409m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description The site includes a group of low hills crossed by the River Ebro and a reservoir. The vegetation is a mixture of Pinus woodland, scrub and grassland. Alluvial woodland occurs around parts of the reservoir. The main human activities are livestock-farming and fishing.

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

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus breeding  1995  11-16 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Endangered 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
Aiguabarreig Segre-Cinca - ES5130013 Birds Directive 761 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
LA RETUERTA Y SALADAS DE SÁSTAGO - ES0000181 Birds Directive 36,005 protected area overlaps with site 1,759  
LIBEROLA-SERRETA NEGRA - ES2410084 Habitats Directive 4,918 protected area contained by site 4,918  
MATARRAÑA - AIGUABARREIX - ES0000298 Birds Directive 36,724 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
MONEGROS - ES2430082 Habitats Directive 35,670 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RÍO GUADALOPE, VAL DE FABARA Y VAL DE PILAS - ES2430096 Habitats Directive 5,643 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
SERRETA NEGRA - ES2410030 Habitats Directive 14,063 protected area overlaps with site 10,993  
VALCUERNA, SERRETA NEGRA Y LIBEROLA - ES0000182 Birds Directive 35,270 protected area overlaps with site 30,352  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Native coniferous woodland  26%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  26%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater; Water fringe vegetation  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Ruderal land  26%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 26%
fisheries/aquaculture -
hunting 26%
urban/industrial/transport -
tourism/recreation -
water management -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Valdurrios-Serreta Negra and Los Rincones mountain ranges. Downloaded from on 18/04/2015

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