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Albufera de Valencia marshes This is an IBA in danger! 


Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, B1i, B1ii, B2, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2011)
For more information about IBA criteria please click here

Area: 15,800 ha

Protection status:

SEO/BirdLife
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high very unfavourable high
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Site description
A freshwater coastal lagoon with abundant emergent vegetation and several islands, and a coastal Pinus woodland. The area also includes 14,000 ha of rice cultivation.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important site for breeding and wintering waterbirds.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2018) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Albufera de Valencia marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/09/2018.