ES023
River Ebro dam


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC non-breeding 2009 400-800 individuals B1i, C3
Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina LC passage 2010 min 600 individuals B1i, C3
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC resident 2010 min 50 breeding pairs B2
Gadwall Mareca strepera LC winter 2010 max 1,000 individuals B2

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high unfavourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (agricultural use) happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) Raised bogs 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Mareca strepera Gadwall 110 50 breeding pairs 46 unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management planning has taken place Not assessed negligible
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
ZEPA-EMBALSE DEL EBRO Zona de la Red Ecológica Europea Natura 2000 6,711 protected area overlaps with site 0
Río y Embalse del Ebro Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,685 protected area overlaps with site 3,239
LIC-RIO Y EMBALSE DEL EBRO Zona de la Red Ecológica Europea Natura 2000 7,685 protected area overlaps with site 0
Embalse del Ebro - Monte Hijedo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 7,300 protected area overlaps with site 4,744
Embalse del Ebro Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,697 protected area overlaps with site 6,711
Embalse del Ebro Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 5,979 protected area overlaps with site 5,964

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Heathland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Raised bogs -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
fisheries/aquaculture -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
agriculture -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: River Ebro dam. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 20/09/2020.