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Ballobar-Candasnos


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area of steppe vegetation, amongst large areas of cereal cultivation, in the semi-arid region of Los Monegros.



Key biodiversity
This is an important area for steppic species, particularly breeding Pterocles alchata. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (11-40 resident individuals).



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from irrigation plans to allow agricultural intensification, the construction of a railway and the use of poison baits.



Protected areas
National None International None




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ballobar-Candasnos. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 10/08/2022.