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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


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.

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 

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  


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 on 21/09/2014

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