ES299
Alcántara reservoir-Cuatro Lugares


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
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2005 min 425 individuals A1, C1, C6
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT winter 2007 min 1,050 individuals A1, B2, C1, C6
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU resident 2004 min 72 individuals A1, C1, C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC passage 1992 min 17 individuals B1i, B2, C2, C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2011 min 17 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2, C6
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 2004 min 133 breeding pairs C6
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN winter 2011 min 25 individuals A1, C1, C2, C6
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2008 min 9 breeding pairs A1, C1, C2, C6
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti VU resident 2011 - B2, C6
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti VU non-breeding 2011 - B2, C6
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata LC resident 2011 min 4 breeding pairs C2, C6
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding 1996 min 50 breeding pairs B2, C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT winter 2005 min 100 individuals A1, C1
Milvus migrans NR breeding 1996 min 100 breeding pairs B2, C6
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2002 75-90 breeding pairs C2, 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 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? No State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Natural system modifications fire & fire suppression - increase in fire frequency/intensity happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Transportation and service corridors utility & service lines happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Ciconia ciconia White Stork 400 400 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Neophron percnopterus Egyptian Vulture 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Aquila adalberti Spanish Imperial Eagle 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Aquila fasciata Bonelli's Eagle 1 1 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Hieraaetus pennatus Booted Eagle 1 1 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Milvus migrans 100 100 individuals 100 favourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Some of site covered (10-49%) No management planning has taken place Very little or no conservation action taking place negligible
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Río Erjas Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,457 protected area overlaps with site 60
Río Almonte Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,409 protected area overlaps with site 641
Riberos del Almonte Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,751 protected area overlaps with site 667
Pinares de Garrovillas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 31 protected area overlaps with site 518
Monfragüe y las Dehesas del Entorno Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 69,090 protected area overlaps with site 10,395
Mina la Paloma Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4 protected area contained by site 1
LLANOS DE BROZAS - ES4320012 Habitats Directive 51,200 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Llanos de Alcantara y Brozas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 9,713 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Embalse de Talaván Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8,625 protected area contained by site 7,303
Embalse de Alcántara Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 14 protected area contained by site 7,648
Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla de Garrovillas Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 8 protected area overlaps with site 37
Canchos de Ramiro y Ladronera Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 33 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Canchos de Ramiro y Ladronera Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 33 protected area overlaps with site 4,782

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
tourism/recreation -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alcántara reservoir-Cuatro Lugares. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/07/2019.