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Plain between Cáceres and Trujillo-Aldea del Cano This is an IBA in danger! 


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
Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis LC resident 2006 max 280 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata LC resident 2006 max 222 breeding pairs B2, C2, C6
Common Crane Grus grus LC winter 2008 3,300-4,400 individuals A4i, B1i, C2
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax NT resident 2005 min 1,200 individuals A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Great Bustard Otis tarda VU resident 2007 1,106-1,284 individuals A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC passage 2003 min 125 individuals B1i, C2
Black Stork Ciconia nigra LC breeding 2007 max 12 breeding pairs B1i, C2
White Stork Ciconia ciconia LC breeding 2004 min 790 breeding pairs B1i, B2, C2, C6
Burhinus oedicnemus NR resident 2007 149-170 breeding pairs C6
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida LC breeding 2001 3-7 breeding pairs C6
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti VU non-breeding 2010 min 20 individuals A1, C1
Spanish Imperial Eagle Aquila adalberti VU resident 2006 3 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2
Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus LC breeding 2007 43-73 breeding pairs B1iii, B2, C2
Montagu's Harrier Circus pygargus LC breeding 2006 min 48 breeding pairs B3, C2, C6
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT breeding 2005 min 25 breeding pairs A1, C1
Red Kite Milvus milvus NT winter 2004 517-567 individuals A1, A4ii, B1iii, C1, C2
European Roller Coracias garrulus LC breeding 2006 max 159 breeding pairs A1, B2, C1, C2, C6
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni LC breeding 2009 617-793 breeding pairs A4ii, B1iii, B2, C2, C6

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.

For more information about the IBA assessment process and criteria please click here


IBA Monitoring

Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2016 very high very unfavourable low
Was the whole site covered? Yes State assessed by Population
Accuracy of information good

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) - agro-industry grazing, ranching or farmin happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Biological resource use hunting & collecting terrestrial animals - persecution/control happening now whole area/population (>90%) moderate to rapid deterioration very high
Human intrusions and disturbance recreational activities happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Invasive and other problematic species and genes invasive non-native/alien species/diseases - named species happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) moderate to rapid deterioration low
Pollution agricultural & forestry effluents - herbicides and pesticides happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) very rapid to severe deterioration very high
Residential and commercial development housing and urban areas happening now small area/few individuals (<10%) very rapid to severe deterioration low
Transportation and service corridors roads and railroads happening now majority/most of area/population (50-90%) slow but significant deterioration high

Condition of key/trigger populations (state)
Scientific Common TargetPop ActualPop Units Remaining Result
Tetrax tetrax Little Bustard 900 120 mature individuals 14 very unfavourable
Otis tarda Great Bustard 800 550 individuals 69 unfavourable
Aquila adalberti Spanish Imperial Eagle 3 3 breeding pairs 100 favourable
Milvus milvus Red Kite 32 20 breeding pairs 63 unfavourable
Coracias garrulus European Roller 150 75 breeding pairs 50 unfavourable
Falco naumanni Lesser Kestrel 650 350 breeding pairs 54 unfavourable

Conservation actions taken at site (response)
Conservation Designation Management Planning Conservation Action Result
Little/none of site covered (<10%) A management plan exists but it is out of date or not comprehensive Very little or no conservation action taking place low
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IBA Protection

Protection status:

Protected Area Designation Area (ha) Relationship with IBA Overlap with IBA (ha)
Río Almonte Site of Community Importance (Habitats Directive) 9,409 protected area overlaps with site 2,025
Riberos del Almonte Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2,751 protected area overlaps with site 1,803
Magasca Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 18 protected area overlaps with site 4,030
Llanos de Cáceres y Sierra de Fuentes Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 42,668 protected area contained by site 70,022
Embalse de Aldea del Cano Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 2 protected area is adjacent to site 0
Colonias de Cernícalo Primilla de la Ciudad Monumental de Cáceres Special Protection Area (Birds Directive) 7,774 protected area contained by site 16

Local conservation groups

The local conservation groups below are working to support conservation at this IBA.

Name Year formed
ADENEX 0
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Habitats

IUCN Habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Forest Broadleaved evergreen woodland -
Shrubland -
Grassland -
Wetlands (inland) Standing freshwater, Rivers and streams -
Artificial - terrestrial Arable land -
For further information about the habitat classification please click here.

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
agriculture -
hunting -
For further information about the land use classification please click here.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Plain between Cáceres and Trujillo-Aldea del Cano. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/04/2019.