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Tierra de Campos steppes


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
Greylag Goose Anser anser LC winter 2011 13,840-38,115 individuals A4i, B1i, C3
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis LC resident 2003 33-48 breeding pairs C2, C6
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT winter 1995 250-300 individuals A1, B2, C1, C6
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2003 739-974 individuals A1, B2, C1, C6
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU resident 2003 min 2,668 individuals A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 1995 30 breeding pairs C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 1996 30-31 breeding pairs C2, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC resident 1996 80-100 breeding pairs C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 2003 120-140 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Dotterel Eudromias morinellus LC winter 1992 1,000 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 2003 min 54 breeding pairs C6
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC resident 2003 99-121 breeding pairs B3, C2, C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT winter 1994 600-1,400 individuals A1, A4ii, B1iii, C1, C2
Black Kite Milvus migrans LC breeding 1995 50-80 breeding pairs C6
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2003 211-213 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC resident 1996 4,500-11,000 breeding pairs B2
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola VU passage 2011 300-950 individuals A1, C1

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high not assessed high
Was the whole site covered? No State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information unknown

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - shifting agriculture happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - unspecified species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Pollution industrial & military effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Anser anser Greylag Goose 2000 32000 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation A comprehensive and appropriate management plan exists that aims to maintain or improve the populations of qualifying bird species Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity high
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Riberas Del Río Esla y Afluentes Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,947 protected area overlaps with site 388
Riberas Del Río Cea Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 877 protected area overlaps with site 391
Riberas Del Río Carrión y Afluentes Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 926 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Penillanuras-Campos Sur Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 23,923 protected area contained by site 12,959
Penillanuras-Campos Norte Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 13,187 protected area contained by site 11,376
Oteros-Cea Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,447 protected area contained by site 4,445
Oteros-Campos Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 31,712 protected area contained by site 31,685
Lagunas de Villafáfila Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 32,533 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lagunas de Villafafila Reserva Natural 32,529 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Lagunas De Los Oteros Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,118 protected area contained by site 4,127
Laguna de la Nava de Fuentes Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 326 protected area overlaps with site 0
Laguna De La Nava Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,017 protected area contained by site 1,013
La Nava-Campos Sur Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 39,085 protected area overlaps with site 11,116
La Nava-Campos Norte Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 55,012 protected area contained by site 54,936

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations, Ruderal land -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tierra de Campos steppes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 25/11/2020.