Monegrillo-Pina steppe area-Pina

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A steppe area to the west of Los Monegros. The area includes cereal crops, patches of steppe-grassland and areas of former saltpans.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for steppic species. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (65-125 breeding individuals).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from railway construction, agricultural intensification, particularly irrigation, ploughing of natural vegetation and overgrazing, and a high hunting pressure.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Monegrillo-Pina steppe area-Pina. Downloaded from on 18/10/2019.