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Location Spain, Extremadura
Central coordinates 6o 0.00' West  40o 4.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2
Area 18,000 ha
Altitude 350 - 1,250m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description A small mountain range with Quercus woodland and dehesas at lower altitudes. The site includes the city of Plasencia and the Plasencia reservoir.

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for Falco naumanni and passage Ciconia nigra. 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
Black Stork Ciconia nigra passage  1997  10 individuals  medium  B1i, C2  Least Concern 
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni breeding  1997  70 breeding pairs  good  A1, B2, C1  Least Concern 

IBA Monitoring

2008 high favourable negligible
Population
Good - based on reliable and complete / representative data

Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - small dams happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Over-exploitation, persecution and control of species hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - sewage happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution industrial & military effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Ciconia nigra Black Stork 5 5 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Ciconia ciconia White Stork 100 100 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret 500 500 individuals 100 favourable
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel 70 70 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Little/none of site covered (<10%)  No management planning has taken place  Some limited conservation initiatives are in place  negligible 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
ARROYOS BARBAON Y CALZONES - ES4320060 Habitats Directive 1,797 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RIO TIETAR - ES4320031 Habitats Directive 6,227 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RIO Y PINARES DEL TIETAR - ES0000427 Birds Directive 9,888 protected area is adjacent to site 0  
RIOS ALAGON Y JERTE - ES4320071 Habitats Directive 2,593 protected area overlaps with site 610  
SIERRA DE GREDOS Y VALLE DEL JERTE - ES4320038 Habitats Directive 74,269 protected area overlaps with site 1,582  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland; Broadleaved evergreen woodland  26%
Shrubland   -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams; Standing freshwater  -
Rocky areas Inland cliffs  -
Artificial - terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas  -

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture 26%
hunting -

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plasencia and San Bernabé mountain range. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/12/2014

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