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Plasencia and San Bernabé mountain range


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
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC passage 2009 min 30 individuals B1i, C2
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2009 3-5 breeding pairs B1i, C2
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2004 70 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 high favourable negligible
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification annual & perennial non-timber crops - agro-industry farming happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Natural system modifications dams & water management/use - small dams happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - sewage happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Pollution garbage & solid waste happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution industrial & military effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Residential and commercial development commercial and industrial development happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Residential and commercial development tourism and recreation areas happening now some of area/population (10-49%) very rapid to severe deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Ciconia nigra Black Stork 5 5 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Ciconia ciconia White Stork 100 100 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Bubulcus ibis Cattle Egret 500 500 individuals 100 favourable
Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel 70 70 breeding pairs 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) No management planning has taken place Some limited conservation initiatives are in place negligible
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Sierra de Gredos y Valle del Jerte Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 69,529 protected area overlaps with site 1,582
Roble Grande de la Solana Árbol Singular 3 protected area contained by site 0
Roble de Romanejo o del Acarreadero Árbol Singular 3 protected area contained by site 0
Ríos Alagon y Jerte Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 3,132 protected area overlaps with site 610
Río y Pinares del Tietar Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,717 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Río Tietar Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,321 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Monte Valcorchero Paisaje Protegido 1,196 protected area overlaps with site 0
Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla y El Cachón de Plasencia Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 34 protected area contained by site 0
Castaños de la Fuente de las Escobanchas Árbol Singular 6 protected area contained by site 0
Castaños de Escondelobo o Condelobo Árbol Singular 6 protected area contained by site 0
Arroyos Barbaon y Calzones Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 2,056 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plasencia and San Bernabé mountain range. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/03/2021.