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Redbeeds and copses of Aranjuez


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
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT winter 2006 min 450 individuals A1, C1
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2009 - A1, C1
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU resident 2011 170-190 individuals A1, C1, C6
Black-crowned Night-heron Nycticorax nycticorax LC breeding 2007 min 173 breeding pairs C2, C6
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus LC breeding 2007 min 84 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC winter 2007 min 42 individuals C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC resident 2007 min 23 breeding pairs C6
Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax LC resident 2003 min 25 breeding pairs 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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Energy production and mining mining and quarrying happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - abstraction of surface water (unknown use) happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution air-borne pollutants - smog happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Pollution excess energy - light pollution happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) near favourable
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater 0 0 moderate (70-90%) moderate (70-90%) unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Most of site (50-90%) covered (including the most critical parts for important bird species) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Yesares del valle del Tajo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 28,033 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Vegas; cuestas y páramos del sureste de Madrid Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 51,009 protected area overlaps with site 14,282
Salobral de Ocaña Microrreserva 319 protected area overlaps with site 0
Regajal-Mar Ontigola Reserva Natural 629 protected area overlaps with site 0
Estepas salinas de Toledo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 679 protected area is adjacent to site 0
El Regajal--Mar de Ontígola Natural Reserve 635 protected area contained by site 635
Ejes de los Cursos Bajos de los Ríos Manzanares y Jarama Parque Regional 31,550 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Cortados y cantiles de los ríos Jarama y Manzanares Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 27,983 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Carrizales y sotos del Jarama y Tajo Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,689 protected area overlaps with site 1,215
Carrizales y sotos de Aranjuez Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 14,957 protected area overlaps with site 14,972
Carrizal de Villamejor Natural Reserve 56 protected area contained by site 56

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Alluvial and very wet forest -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Redbeeds and copses of Aranjuez. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 26/11/2020.