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Malpica island (River Tagus)


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A small island in the River Tajo dominated by Tamarix and Populus riverine forest.



Key biodiversity
This is a very important site for breeding herons.



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from disturbance from tourists and from seasonal fluctuations in water-levels.



Protected areas
National None International High4 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Río Tajo en Castrejon, Islasde Malpica del Tajo y Azután, 1,960 ha).




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Malpica island (River Tagus). Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 02/12/2022.