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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


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

Key Biodiversity This is an important area for steppic species. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (150 resident pairs).

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 


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 (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Villalba de los Barros. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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