Alcántara reservoir-Cuatro Lugares

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, B2, C1, C2, C6 (2011)
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Area: 116,000 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 high favourable negligible
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Site description
The site includes a huge reservoir and surrounding dry grasslands, sclerophyllous scrub, dehesa, olive-groves and arable land. There are some old Pinus plantations. Human activities include sheep-grazing, forestry, hunting and recreation.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding storks, raptors and steppic species and wintering Grus grus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alcántara reservoir-Cuatro Lugares. Downloaded from on 27/11/2020.