Alcañiz salt lakes

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
The site contains a number of small, seasonal salt-lakes and associated halophytic vegetation. The surrounding areas are dominated by cereal cultivation.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for steppic birds and Grus grus on passage. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (10-15 breeding pairs).

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are irrigation schemes and illegal hunting.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alcañiz salt lakes. Downloaded from on 05/07/2020.