Central Campidano

IBA Criteria

Year of most recent IBA criteria assessment: 2002

Populations of IBA trigger species
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) of estimate Population estimate IBA Criteria Triggered
Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio LC resident 1992-2001 10 breeding pairs C6
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 1996-2001 50 individuals C6
Eurasian Thick-knee Burhinus oedicnemus LC resident 1992-2001 25 breeding pairs C6
Eurasian Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria LC winter 1992-2001 150-350 individuals C6
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra LC resident 1992-2001 200 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Monte Arcuentu e Rio Piscinas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 11,486 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Campidano Centrale Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,564 protected area contained by site 1,564


IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Rivers and streams -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves, Forestry plantations, Urban parks and gardens, Other urban and industrial areas -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
water management -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Central Campidano. Downloaded from on 31/01/2023.