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Location Spain, Castilla y León
Central coordinates 4o 18.00' West  41o 1.00' North
IBA criteria B2, B3, C6
Area 11,500 ha
Altitude 850 - 964m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description The site includes conifer forests, riverine forest along the River Moros and some grassland and arable cultivation. The main human activities are arable cultivation, livestock-farming and hunting.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding raptors and breeding Ciconia ciconia. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (non-breeding).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
White Stork Ciconia ciconia resident  1996  250 breeding pairs  good  B2, C6  Least Concern 
Red Kite Milvus milvus resident  1996  30 breeding pairs  medium  B3, C6  Near Threatened 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Forestry plantations  26%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 26%
not utilised -
forestry 26%
hunting 26%
urban/industrial/transport -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: River Moros. Downloaded from on 23/10/2016

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