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Fuentes Carrionas


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
Grey Partridge Perdix perdix LC resident 2002 min 283 breeding pairs C6
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus EN breeding 2009 16-19 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2
Short-toed Snake-eagle Circaetus gallicus LC breeding 2004 max 15 breeding pairs C6
Middle Spotted Woodpecker Leiopicus medius LC resident 2004 234-352 breeding pairs C6
Blue Rock-thrush Monticola solitarius LC breeding 2004 min 100 breeding pairs B2

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 Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 very high not assessed medium
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by unset
Accuracy of information medium

Threats to the site (pressure)
Threat Level 1 Threat Level 2 Timing Scope Severity Result
Agricultural expansion and intensification livestock farming and ranching (includes forest grazing) - small-holder grazing, ranching or farming likely in long term (beyond 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use fishing & harvesting aquatic resources - unintentional effects: large scale happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - intentional use (species being assessed is the target) happening now some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - unintentional effects (species is not the target) happening now whole area/population (>90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Biological resource use logging & wood harvesting - unintentional effects: large scale happening now some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Climate change and severe weather habitat shifting and alteration likely in short term (within 4 years) majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration medium
Energy production and mining renewable energy likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration medium
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities likely in long term (beyond 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) no or imperceptible deterioration low
Invasive and other problematic species and genes problematic native species/diseases - named species happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Natural system modifications other ecosystem modifications happening now some of area/population (10-49%) moderate to rapid deterioration high
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - type unknown/unrecorded happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Pollution domestic & urban waste water - type unknown/unrecorded happening now whole area/population (>90%) slow but significant deterioration high
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads likely in short term (within 4 years) some of area/population (10-49%) slow but significant deterioration medium

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Whole area of site (>90%) covered by appropriate conservation designation No management plan exists but the management planning process has begun Substantive conservation measures are being implemented but these are not comprehensive and are limited by resources and capacity medium
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IBA Protection

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
ZEPA-LIEBANA Zona de la Red Ecológica Europea Natura 2000 29,071 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Picos de Europa en Castilla y León Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 101,219 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Picos De Europa En Castilla y León Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 101,219 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Picos de Europa en Castilla y León Parque Regional 101,336 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Liébana Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 29,168 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Liébana Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 42,547 protected area is adjacent to site 0
LIC-LIEBANA Zona de la Red Ecológica Europea Natura 2000 42,546 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Fuentes Carrionas y Fuente Cobre-Montaña Palentina Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 78,225 protected area overlaps with site 52,900
Fuentes Carrionas y Fuente Cobre-Montaña Palentina Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 78,225 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fuentes Carrionas y Fuente Cobre - Montaña Palentina Parque Natural 78,179 protected area overlaps with site 0
Fuentes Carrionas National Game Reserve 47,755 protected area contained by site 47,755

Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved deciduous woodland, Mixed woodland -
Shrubland Scrub, Heathland -
Grassland Alpine, subalpine and boreal grassland, Humid grasslands -
Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks) Scree & boulders, Inland cliffs -
Artificial/Terrestrial Highly improved re-seeded landscapes, Forestry plantations -
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Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
forestry -
hunting -
water management -
not utilised -
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Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Fuentes Carrionas. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/08/2022.