Albufera de Valencia marshes This is an IBA in Danger! 

Country/territory: Spain

IBA criteria met: A1, A4i, A4ii, A4iii, B1i, B1ii, B2, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6 (2011)
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Area: 36,120 ha

IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2016 very high very unfavourable high
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Site description (baseline)
A freshwater coastal lagoon with abundant emergent vegetation and several islands, and a coastal Pinus woodland. The area also includes 14,000 ha of rice cultivation.

Key biodiversity
This is a very important site for breeding and wintering waterbirds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Albufera de Valencia marshes. Downloaded from on 10/06/2023.