Formerly an area of marshland with only a few lagoons remaining. The main human activities are arable cultivation and hunting.
This is an important site for breeding waders, breeding and wintering herons and wintering ducks. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aythya nyroca (five wintering individuals).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Threats include intensive hunting in winter, urban development and rubbish dumping, over-exploitation of water and agricultural intensification.
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BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Almenara marshes. Downloaded from
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