Bella Unión Grasslands

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2008

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Dark-throated Seedeater Sporophila ruficollis NT unknown 1999-2008 90 individuals A1
Marsh Seedeater Sporophila palustris EN unknown 1961-1996 3 individuals A1, A2
Yellow Cardinal Gubernatrix cristata EN resident 2008 1 individuals A1

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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Rincon de Franquia Área de manejo de hábitats y/o especies 1,229 protected area overlaps with site 0
Islas Fiscales del Río Uruguay National Forest 6,660 protected area overlaps with site 0

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
Grupo para la Protección Ambiental Activa (Bella Unión) 2002
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IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Low, seasonally wet grassland, Campo grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Rice paddies, Arable land -
Forest River-edge (river island) forest, Gallery (or Riparian) forest -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

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

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Bella Unión Grasslands. Downloaded from on 27/10/2021.