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Lerida steppes


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A steppe area in the Ebro valley dominated by cereal crops and locally olive- and almond-groves. In the higher areas Quercus and Pinus woodlands occur.



Key biodiversity
This is an important area for steppic species and dispersing juvenile raptors. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Falco naumanni (7-15 breeding pairs).



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from hunting, plans to irrigate the cereal crops and forestry operations.



Protected areas
National None International None




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Lerida steppes. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 09/08/2020.