Pego-Oliva marshes

Site description (2000 baseline):

Site location and context
An area of reedbed (Phragmites) and humid grassland that is prone to flooding. Hunting and agriculture are the main human activities.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding herons and waders and wintering and passage waterbirds.

Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
The main threats are from water management and abstraction by local farmers and the high hunting pressure.

Protected areas
National High International High1,290 ha of IBA covered by Natural Park (Marjal de Pego-Oliva, 1,290 ha). 1,290 ha of IBA covered by Special Protection Area (Marjal de Pego-Oliva, 1,290 ha).

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pego-Oliva marshes. Downloaded from on 04/10/2023.