Alcañiz salt lakes

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, C1, C6 (2011)
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Area: 7,360 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high very unfavourable negligible
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Site description
The site contains a number of small, seasonal salt-lakes and associated halophytic vegetation. The surrounding areas are dominated by cereal cultivation.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for steppic birds and Grus grus on passage. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (10-15 breeding pairs).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Alcañiz salt lakes. Downloaded from on 26/02/2021.