Ampurdán marshes

Country/territory: Spain

IBA Criteria met: A1, B1i, C1, C2, C3, C6 (2011)
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Area: 5,454 ha

Protection status:

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 very high very unfavourable medium
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Site description
A coastal wetland complex with saltmarshes, coastal lagoons and freshwater ponds, humid grasslands and riverine forest. The area is used for sheep-grazing and rice cultivation.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding, wintering and passage herons and wildfowl.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Ampurdán marshes. Downloaded from on 08/03/2021.