Gallocanta lake This is an IBA in danger! 

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4iv, B1i, B1iv, C1, C2, C5, C6 (2011)
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Area: 30,280 ha

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high very unfavourable low
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Site description
A large brackish lake with marsh vegetation in some places and many islets. The surrounding area is dominated by cereal fields.

Key biodiversity
The most important passage site for Grus grus in Europe, it is a major migratory bottleneck, where more than 20,000 cranes regularly pass in spring and autumn. It is also a very important site for wintering wildfowl and for breeding steppic birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gallocanta lake. Downloaded from on 02/12/2021.