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Pitillas and Dos Reinos lagoons


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
Eurasian Bittern Botaurus stellaris LC breeding 2008 16 breeding pairs C6
Purple Heron Ardea purpurea LC breeding 2008 17 breeding pairs C6
Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus LC breeding 2008 16 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)
2008 high favourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Habitat
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Climate change and severe weather drought happening now whole area/population (>90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - nutrient loads happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of habitat (state)
Habitat Habitat Detail Reference Area (ha) Actual Area (ha) % of habitat remaining % of carrying capacity (overall) Result
Wetlands (inland) 0 0 good (> 90%) good (> 90%) favourable

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Anser anser Greylag Goose 200 200 breeding pairs 100 not assessed

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management planning has taken place Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity low
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Lagunas y Carrizales de Cinco Villas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 415 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Laguna de Pitillas Reserva Natural 215 protected area contained by site 216
Laguna de Pitillas Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 216 protected area overlaps with site 0
Laguna de Pitillas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 524 protected area overlaps with site 215
Laguna de Pitillas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 524 protected area overlaps with site 0
Laguna de Dos Reinos Enclave Natural 31 protected area overlaps with site 21
Estanca de los Dos Reinos Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 32 protected area overlaps with site 0
Estanca de los Dos Reinos Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 32 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Standing brackish and salt water, Water fringe vegetation -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pitillas and Dos Reinos lagoons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 30/11/2022.