An area of plains to the south-west of Salamanca with dehesas, arable crops and grasslands. The site is crossed by the River Azaba with alluvial forest. The main human activities are arable cultivation and livestock-farming.
This is an important site for breeding raptors and Ciconia nigra. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Tetrax tetrax (5 resident pairs).
Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The most important threats are plans to build a wind-farm and a hydroelectric power-station, and gravel extraction.
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BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Campo de Argañán. Downloaded from
http://www.birdlife.org on 14/11/2019.