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Lerida 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
Red-legged Partridge Alectoris rufa LC resident 1995 10,000-15,000 breeding pairs B2
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis LC winter 2009 15-30 individuals C6
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis LC resident 2009 3-6 breeding pairs C6
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2010 600-1,000 individuals A1, B2, C1, C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC resident 2009 600-1,500 breeding pairs A4i, B1i, B2, C2, C6
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 2006 9-13 breeding pairs C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC non-breeding 2006 3-10 individuals C2
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 2010 15-30 breeding pairs C6
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster LC breeding 1995 850 breeding pairs B2
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2006 85-105 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC resident 2006 2,800-7,700 breeding pairs C2

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 very high not assessed negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information poor

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 whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - small-holder farming happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) Not assessed Not assessed negligible
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Vessants de la Noguera Ribagorçana Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,527 protected area overlaps with site 793
Vessants de la Noguera Ribagorçana Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,527 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vessants de la Noguera Ribagorçana Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 6,524 protected area overlaps with site 0
Valls del Sió-Llobregós Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 26,581 protected area overlaps with site 11,277
Valls del Sió-Llobregós Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 26,808 protected area overlaps with site 0
Valls de Sió-Llobregós Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 26,873 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vall la Vinaixa Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 3,024 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vall de Vinaixa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,024 protected area overlaps with site 0
Vall de Vinaixa Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 3,024 protected area overlaps with site 0
Serra Llarga-Secans de la Noguera Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 8,941 protected area overlaps with site 0
Secans de Mas de Melons-Alfés Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,606 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Secans de Mas de Melons-Alfés Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,420 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Secans de la Noguera Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,928 protected area overlaps with site 5,386
Secans de la Noguera Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 8,928 protected area overlaps with site 0
Secans de Belianes-Preixana Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,927 protected area contained by site 1,925
Secans de Belianes-Preixana Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 6,523 protected area contained by site 0
Secans de Belianes-Preixana Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,506 protected area contained by site 0
Plans de Sió Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 10,387 protected area contained by site 0
Plans de Sió Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,362 protected area contained by site 0
Plans de Sió Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 5,230 protected area overlaps with site 5,290
Plans de la Unilla Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 977 protected area contained by site 0
Plans de la Unilla Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 977 protected area contained by site 0
Plans de la Unilla Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 978 protected area contained by site 0
Mas de Melons-Alfés Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 7,616 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Granyena Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 6,619 protected area overlaps with site 2,954
Granyena Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 6,635 protected area overlaps with site 0
Els Bessons Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 425 protected area contained by site 0
Els Bessons Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 425 protected area contained by site 0
Bessons, els Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 425 protected area contained by site 0
Bellmunt-Almenara Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 4,053 protected area overlaps with site 0
Bellmunt-Almenara Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,467 protected area overlaps with site 3,464
Bellmunt-Almenara Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 4,045 protected area overlaps with site 0
Anglesola-Vilagrassa Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 1,136 protected area contained by site 0
Anglesola-Vilagrassa Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,133 protected area contained by site 857
Aiguabarreig Segre-Noguera Pallaresa Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 10,101 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Aiguabarreig Segre-Noguera Pallaresa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 10,101 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Aiguabarreig Segre-Noguera Pallaresa Plan Especial de Protección (PEIN) 10,113 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Native coniferous woodland, Mixed woodland, Alluvial and very wet forest, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Sclerophyllous scrub, garrigue and maquis -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams, Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Other urban and industrial areas -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lerida steppes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 27/09/2020.