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Alcántara reservoir-Cuatro Lugares


Year of compilation: 2000

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.



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from irrigation of arable land, disturbance from recreational use of the reservoir, and plans for a new road.



Protected areas
National None International None




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alcántara reservoir-Cuatro Lugares. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 21/10/2019.