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Location Spain, Extremadura
Central coordinates 6o 35.00' West  38o 40.00' North
IBA criteria A1, B2, C1, C2
Area 12,500 ha
Altitude 350 - 425m
Year of IBA assessment 2000

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Site description An area of plains, south of the city of Badajoz, dominated by non-irrigated cereal cultivation.

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Great Bustard Otis tarda resident  1996  200 breeding pairs  medium  A1, B2, C1, C2  Vulnerable 

Protected areas

Protected area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)  
LLANOS Y COMPLEJO LAGUNAR DE LA ALBUERA - ES0000398 Birds Directive 36,367 protected area overlaps with site 5,131  

Habitats

IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland  15%
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land  85%

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: Villalba de los Barros. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/09/2014

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