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Location Spain, Extremadura
Central coordinates 5o 35.00' West  40o 5.00' North
IBA criteria B1i, B2, C2, C6
Area 73,000 ha
Altitude 200 - 1,175m
Year of IBA assessment 2000


Site description A fertile valley with riverine forest, Pinus forest and dehesas.

Key Biodiversity This is an important site for breeding forest raptors and Ciconia nigra. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (20 breeding pairs).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Black Stork Ciconia nigra breeding  1995  12 breeding pairs  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Black Kite Milvus migrans breeding  1995  150 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Least Concern 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
MONFRAGÜE Y LAS DEHESAS DEL ENTORNO - ES0000014 Birds Directive 116,151 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RIO TIETAR - ES4320031 Habitats Directive 6,227 protected area overlaps with site 4,497  
RIO Y PINARES DEL TIETAR - ES0000427 Birds Directive 9,888 protected area overlaps with site 8,785  
SIERRA DE SAN VICENTE Y VALLES DEL TIETAR Y ALBERCHE - ES4250001 Habitats Directive 117,539 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
VALLE DEL TIÉTAR - ES0000184 Birds Directive 64,377 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
VALLE DEL TIÉTAR - ES4110115 Habitats Directive 63,355 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
VALLE DEL TIETAR Y EMBALSES DE ROSARITO Y NAVALCAN - ES0000089 Birds Directive 68,564 protected area is adjacent to site 0  


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest; Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland; Mixed woodland; Native coniferous woodland  40%
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis  15%
Grassland Dry siliceous grassland  10%
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams  10%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land; Perennial crops, orchards and groves  50%

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 90%
forestry 40%
hunting 40%

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2015) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Low Tietar river and La Vera valley. Downloaded from on 21/04/2015

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