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Almenara marshes


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
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus LC resident 2009 32-52 breeding pairs B2
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola LC breeding 2009 75-106 breeding pairs B1i, C2, C6
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii VU non-breeding 2007 max 350 individuals A1, C1
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 2009 min 32 breeding pairs 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 Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Platja de Moncofa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1 protected area contained by site 1
Marjal y Estanys d`Almenara Zonas Húmedas 1,486 protected area contained by site 0
Marjal i Estanys d'Almenara Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 1,487 protected area contained by site 1,487
Marjal de Almenara Ramsar Site, Wetland of International Importance 1,474 protected area contained by site 0
Marjal d'Almenara Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 1,497 protected area contained by site 1,497
Alguers de Borriana-Nules-Moncofa Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 4,082 protected area is adjacent to site 0

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Grassland Humid grasslands -
Wetlands (inland) Water fringe vegetation -
Artificial/Terrestrial Arable land, Perennial crops, orchards and groves -
Coastline Shingle & stony beaches, Sand dunes & beaches, Lagoons -
Marine Intertidal -
Marine Coastal/Supratidal -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
urban/industrial/transport -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Almenara marshes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 28/11/2022.