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Location Spain, Extremadura
Central coordinates 6o 15.00' West  38o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2
Area 66,500 ha
Altitude 275 - 677m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description An area of plains, in the centre of the province of Badajoz, dominated by cereal cultivation and dehesas.

Key Biodiversity An important area for raptors, steppic species, and wintering Grus grus.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata resident  1995  6 breeding pairs  good  B2  Least Concern 
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1996  36-100 breeding pairs  medium  A1, C1  Vulnerable 
Common Crane Grus grus winter  1995  647-1,852 individuals  good  B1i, C2  Least Concern 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  26%
Shrubland   -
Grassland   -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  26%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 100%
water management -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Alange. Downloaded from on 24/10/2016

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