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Location Spain, Castilla-La Mancha
Central coordinates 3o 15.00' West  40o 53.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B1iv, C2
Area 3,100 ha
Altitude 950 - 1,010m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description Two small, shallow lagoons surrounded by meadows and cultivated land.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Common Crane Grus grus passage  1997  500-3,000 individuals  good  A4i, B1i, C2  Least Concern 
A4iv Species group - soaring birds/cranes passage  1997  3,000 individuals  good  B1iv   

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
LAGUNAS DE PUEBLA DE BELEÑA - ES4240005 Habitats Directive 210 protected area contained by site 210  
RAÑAS DE MATARRUBIA, VILLASECA Y CASAS DE UCEDA - ES4240004 Habitats Directive 1,316 protected area overlaps with site 253  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland   -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater  -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  26%

Land use

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

Protection status National None International None

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2014) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Puebla de Beleña lagoons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 01/10/2014

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