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Tabernas desert


IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2011

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC breeding 2009 present C6
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus LC resident 2003 200-400 breeding pairs C2, C6

Note: This table presents the IBA criteria triggered and the species that triggered then at the time of assessment, the current IUCN Red List category may vary from that which was in place at that time.

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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sierra María-Los Velez Parque Natural 22,562 protected area contained by site 11,625
Ramblas de Gérgal; Tabernas y Sur de Sierra Alhamilla Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 22,853 protected area overlaps with site 4,390
Ramblas de Gergal, Tabernas y Sur de Sierra Alhamilla Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 0 protected area overlaps with site 0
Desierto de Tabernas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,448 protected area contained by site 0
Desierto de Tabernas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 11,448 protected area contained by site 11,463
Desierto de Tabernas Zona de Importancia Comunitaria ZIC (ZEPA/ZEC) 11,448 protected area contained by site 0
Desierto de Tabernas Paraje Natural 11,448 protected area contained by site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Desert Semidesert -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
hunting -
tourism/recreation -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tabernas desert. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 13/08/2022.