An area of plains to the south-west of Valladolid, used for non-irrigated cereal cultivation and sheep-grazing. There are also small Pinus and Quercus copses and a few lakes.
This is a very important area for species of steppic habitats and as a feeding area for raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Aegypius monachus (non-breeding) and Aquila adalberti (non-breeding).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
Powerlines are a threat to Otis tarda, as is hunting. Other threats are from irrigation, agricultural intensification and afforestation. A zonal plan exists for the area.
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BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Tierra de Campiñas steppes. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 24/08/2019.