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Location Spain, Aragón
Central coordinates 0o 16.00' West  41o 3.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, C2, C6
Area 7,360 ha
Altitude 360 - 400m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description The site contains a number of small, seasonal salt-lakes and associated halophytic vegetation. The surrounding areas are dominated by cereal cultivation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax resident  1996  16-20 breeding pairs  good  C6  Near Threatened 
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1996  1,000 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
SALADAS DE ALCAÑIZ - ES2420114 Habitats Directive 651 protected area contained by site 651  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing brackish and salt water  26%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  26%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alcañiz salt lakes. Downloaded from on 22/08/2014

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