Villanueva del Fresno

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area to the west of Badajoz with open dehesas alternating with grasslands and cereal crops.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for steppic species and wintering Grus grus.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The most important threat to the site is a plan to create the Alqueva reservoir in Portugal. Rain following a recent drought has caused widespread erosion. The area is generally overgrazed.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Villanueva del Fresno. Downloaded from on 04/12/2022.