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Layna high moors


IBA Justification

The site was identified as important in 2011 because it was regularly supporting significant populations of the species listed below, meeting ('triggering') IBA criteria.

Populations meeting IBA criteria ('trigger species'):
Species Current IUCN Red List Category Season Year(s) Population estimate at site IBA criteria met
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis LC resident 2009 3-6 breeding pairs C6
Great Bustard Otis tarda EN non-breeding 2009 20-60 individuals A1, C1
Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti VU resident 2007 min 251 males A1, B2, C1, C2, C6

The current IUCN Red List category may differ from that which was valid at the time of IBA criteria assessment (2011).


IBA Protection

Protected area (PA) PA designation PA area (ha) Relationship of PA with IBA Overlap of PA with IBA (ha)
Sabinares Del Jalón Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 19,052 protected area overlaps with site 0
Páramo de Layna - ZEPA Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,526 protected area contained by site 2,100
Páramo De Layna Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 6,253 protected area contained by site 1,638
Parameras de Maranchón; hoz del Mesa y Aragoncillo Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 46,301 protected area overlaps with site 0
Parameras de Maranchón; hoz del Mesa y Aragoncillo Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 49,442 protected area overlaps with site 0

Habitats

Habitat (IUCN level 1) Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Shrubland Scrub -
Grassland Steppes and dry calcareous grassland -
Artificial/Terrestrial Ruderal land -
For more information about the IUCN Habitat classification, please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
not utilised -


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Layna high moors. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/layna-high-moors-iba-spain on 29/02/2024.