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Location Spain, Castilla y León
Central coordinates 5o 35.00' West  41o 10.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C2
Area 28,000 ha
Altitude 800 - 926m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An area of plains, north of Salamanca, dominated by non-irrigated cereal crops and patches of Quercus woodland.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1997  73-150 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2, C1, C2  Vulnerable 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  15%
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland  6%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  8%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  70%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 65%
forestry 10%
hunting 30%
urban/industrial/transport 10%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Topas. Downloaded from on 16/09/2014

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