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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 
Milvus migrans breeding  1995  150 breeding pairs  medium  B2, C6  Not Recognised 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Low Tietar river and La Vera valley. Downloaded from on 25/10/2016

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