Los Monegros (South)

Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
An area of extensive endorreic plains with some seasonal brackish lagoons and steppe vegetation. The major land-use is non-irrigated cereal cultivation, livestock-farming and hunting.

Key biodiversity
This is an important area for steppic species, wildfowl and passage waders.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The site is threatened by huge irrigation schemes, the use of poison baits, and overgrazing.

Protected areas
National None International None

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Los Monegros (South). Downloaded from on 12/07/2020.